ACESA
Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations
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Congratulations to Jeremy Jonas of Tucson High Magnet School as the 2021 Teacher of the Year!

Follow this link to view all Teacher of the Year and Future Innovator of the Year award winners and honorable mentions.

STEM/CTE AROUND TOWN
GCOI Teacher of the Year and Future Innovator of the Year

All GCOI Teacher-of-the-Year and Future-Innovator-of-the-Year award recipients are listed here.

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Volunteer Openings at ACESA

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.

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Needed: STEM professionals for CSO Industry Partnership

STEM professionals are needed for the Chief Science Officer (CSO) STEM Industry Partnership

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.

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Volunteer opportunities at Az Science Lab
The Arizona Science Lab (ASL) offers STEM workshops for student classes in grades 4-8. These are four-hour, project-based workshops taught by expert volunteer engineers and scientists. It is an exciting science field trip for Arizona students!
Volunteers are needed on a regular basis.
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Infographics for free distribution

Here are some posters and graphics that help tell about science, engineering and careers, royalty free.

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GCOI's Arizona Teacher of the Year

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.

2021 entry information.

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ACESA site update for 2021

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!

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Membership in ACESA

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.

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For Professional Associations

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.

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VEX Robot Competition is a 21st-century thing

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 ChallengeVEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U.

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ISEF Categories and Subcategories

Projects entered in a science fair are categorized according to the field of study represented. More info is available from the Society for Science.

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STEM or CTE? What's the difference?

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?

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STEM/CTE HAPPENINGS
Wednesday
29 Sep 2021
 8:30 AM 
Arizona STEM & Innovation Summit 2021
This year’s event will be held at Arizona Science Center on September 29th from 8:30am to 2pm. The summit will have in person and hybrid options...
Monday
04 Oct 2021
 9:00 AM 
CAMP INNOVATION Fall Break 2021

Sweet Science-Ations October 4 – 8 and October 11 – 15 Cost: $260 Members | $295 Non-members Grades: 1-6 Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.   Discover the...
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 until Friday, 08 Oct 
Thursday
07 Oct 2021
 9:00 AM 
Az CSO 2021-2022 Leadership Training Institute
Host: University of Advancing Technology      
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 until Friday, 08 Oct 
Monday
11 Oct 2021
 9:00 AM 
CAMP INNOVATION Fall Break 2021

Sweet Science-Ations October 4 – 8 and October 11 – 15 Cost: $260 Members | $295 Non-members Grades: 1-6 Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.   Discover the...
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 until Friday, 15 Oct 
Wednesday
13 Oct 2021
 6:00 PM 
Governor's Celebration of Innovation (GCOI)
The Governor's Celebration of Innovation is the place to see and be seen with, Arizona's premier technology companies. Awards will be given in a number of different categories. ...
Friday
15 Oct 2021
 8:00 AM 
First Robotics Team Mixer
This is a placeholder. The event will probably be Oct 15-16 or Oct 22-23 depending on available space at ASU. The team mixer will not be a competition, but will allow teams to...
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 until Saturday, 16 Oct 
Saturday
16 Oct 2021
 4:00 PM 
ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA
Tuesday
19 Oct 2021
 4:30 PM 
ASU Online Freshman Exploration Nights
Note: During registration, you will be asked to provide a photo plus an ASU Photo Recording Release (pdf download). ASU welcomes approximately 3,500 first year Fulton Schools...
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 until Thursday, 21 Oct 
Saturday
30 Oct 2021
 8:00 AM 
ASTA 67th Annual Conference
The Arizona Science Teachers Association's (ASTA) 67th Annual Conference, Teaching Science in an Evolving Climate is around the corner. To kick off the conference, Saturday,...
Monday
08 Nov 2021
 8:00 AM 
Agile Arizona 2021
I’m thrilled to let you know Agile Arizona 2021 officially returns to Phoenix on November 8–12. If you do nothing else today, block off your calendar now!WHAT...
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 until Friday, 12 Nov 
Sunday
14 Nov 2021
 10:00 AM 
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Event
Check the time -- this is close the DST line. Sunday, November 14, 20211:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT Join enthusiasts and innovators across the Artificial Intelligence and...
Saturday
19 Feb 2022
 9:00 AM 
Southwest Maker Fair
Southwest Maker Fair -- live in Mesa downtown if it happens More info will be added as it becomes available
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