Celebrate TEN Years of grassroots STEM collaboration in Arizona!
Join us online for the 2020 STEM & Innovation Summit.
This year’s statewide STEM & Innovation Summit will be a virtual experience. This event is designed to connect Arizona’s key stakeholders in business, industry, education, government, nonprofits and the community to:
- Share best practices, lessons and stories from the field
- Explore the latest in Arizona technology and innovation
- Build unique and diverse STEM networks
- Discuss how we can work as connected ecosystem to improve public STEM awareness and improve workforce readiness
This year’s VIRTUAL program will include:
9 a.m. - Welcome - Dr. Jeremy Babendure, Executive Director
9:15 a.m. - Keynote Presentation
9:30 a.m. - Session 1 - Ecosystem Development
Building strong STEM Ecosystem Communities (#AZSTEMMayors)Tune in for a panel with four mayors sharing experiences, successes and challenges of attracting STEM-based companies to their cities.
Industry Partners and Relationship Building Tips (#STEMKickstarter) Local business leaders share best practices to plan and promote to engage industry partners in your community to build stronger relationships for K-12.
STEM In the Stacks (#STEMLibrary) Discuss the unique ways librarians are connecting with their communities through STEM kits, programming and creative competition
Lead with Student Voice (#StudentVoice)Chat with a group of students who continue to lead the discussion around building sustainable programs and connecting with their peers.
10:30 a.m. - BREAK with Sponsor Highlights11 a.m. - Session 2 - Ecosystems at Work
Evaluating STEM Resources (#STEMResources) Work in small groups to review and research current resources available in your community.
Building a STEM Ecosystem Hub (#EcosystemHub) Consider your community and ways to engage others to start the evaluation using the SciTech Ecosystem Rubric.
10 Years of Arizona SciTech Festival (#AZSciTechFestival) Brainstorm ways to engage in the all new VIRTUAL 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival with Signature Event Leads and SciTech Team Members.
Hosting Virtual Events (#AZSciTechFestival) Discuss tips, tricks and best practices for hosting virtual events and ways to engage in the all new VIRTUAL 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival in January!
11:45 a.m. - Closing Remarks - Call to Action - Dr. Jeremy Babendure