ENTRY DEADLINE is now August 1!!
Each year, the Arizona Technology Council (AzTechCouncil) and the Arizona Commerce Authority present the Teacher of the Year award to Arizona’s top STEM or CTE teacher. The presentation will take place at the annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) awards ceremony along with awards honoring Arizona’s top students and technology companies.
A graphic poster/pdf file that you can share is now available!
An aspiration of the Laveen School District is to pursue partnerships that benefit students, families and the community as a whole. We recognize partnering with STEM industry professionals will help create a greater understanding and enthusiasm for STEM professions. The objective for our partnership with STEM industry professionals will be to partner STEM professionals with our established Chief Science Officer program in order to increase STEM visibility.
Here are some posters and graphics that help tell about science, engineering and careers, royalty free.
Honoring a Teacher of the Year (AzTOY) has been part of the Arizona landscape for many years, and in the early 2000's the Arizona Technology Council under the leadership of Steve Zylstra, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority headed by Sandra Watson, incorporated this award program into their annual technology awards showcase. The Teacher of the Year award winners represent the best of the best of Arizona educators in STEM and CTE curriculum.
All GCOI Teacher-of-the-Year and Future-Innovator-of-the-Year award recipients are listed here.
The ACESA website has been updated (as you no doubt have noted)!
All good things come to those that wait, and now the wait is over. ACESA introduces a great destination for STEM and Education news in the Phoenix Valley and the state of Arizona. For information on how your organization can become an ACESA member and contribute news and announcements, click on the Contact link at the top of the page and get in touch with an ACESA officer!
Membership in ACESA is a way for your society, association or organization to pool resources with like-minded technology groups. ACESA acts as a clearinghouse of information on technical events and award programs for excellence in science and mathematics. If any of these activities interest your organization, you will benefit by membership in ACESA.
The 1957 mission of ACESA was to support, promote and coordinate programs and activities of the engineering and scientific associations within the State of Arizona through facilitated communication and leadership support.
Although times and technology have altered the way things can be done, that mission has remained unchanged for these 60 years.
By its nature, the study of competitive robotics not only encompasses all four pillars of STEM education, but also encourages important life skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation exists to bring this exciting experience to students all over the globe through the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U.
Projects entered in a science fair are categorized according to the field of study represented. More info is available from the Society for Science.
What is STEM? What is CTE? What do these acronym’s stand for? What method(s) are involved in the utilization of and/or application of these concepts?
In today's educational environment, STEM and CTE are sometimes treated as separate disciplines, but underneath there are many similarities. How do we apply these “tools” to educational needs and our everyday environment?
ACESA is expanding and there are volunteer opportunities available right now! All of the three primary projects at ACESA are looking for volunteers.
If you would like to take on some of the planning and execution, or just ask questions, please contact an ACESA board member. You may have seen the ACESA show booth at many of the street fairs and STEM events around the Valley. This year we would like to expand to include the technical societies and associations that are available to our professional colleagues.
The Phoenix Business Journal has compiled some statistics on the local Engineering economy.