Who We Are

Our Mission and Vision

Dedicated to supporting STEM education across the region and the world.

SciTech Institute is dedicated to supporting STEM education by developing and implementing projects, programs, fairs, bowls and festivals that focus on STEM. The purpose of this support is to motivate students to seek educational and career paths in STEM-related fields. Established as a conduit for collaboration among technology-oriented non-profits, industry and academia, SciTech Institute serves to productively align technology-oriented assets, grants, resources and support by promoting and connecting Arizona’s industries, leaders and successes and building a world-class community of technology sophisticated workers.

STEM Events Across the World

Meet the Team!

The SciTech Institute, formerly known as the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, is the Foundation that encompasses multiple top STEM programs including the Arizona SciTech Festival and the Chief Science Officers Program. Meet the rest of the team!

Jeremy Babendure

Jeremy Babendure

Executive Director

Kelly Greene

Kelly Greene

Chief Operations Officer, Director of Student Success

Marisa Ostos

Marisa Ostos

Director of the Arizona SciTech Festival

Kindra Maples

Kindra Maples

Director of Mentor Outreach

Jasper Peña

Jasper Peña

Digital Systems Manager, STREET Team Lead

Kaci Fankhauser

Kaci Fankhauser

STEM Ecosystem Coordinator, STREET Team Lead

AZ Technology Council

Connecting, empowering, and engaging tech companies across the state of Arizona.

The Arizona Techology Council, the SciTech Institute’s parent organization, was established in 2002 after the Arizona High Tech Industry Cluster merged with the Arizona Software & Industry Association. It has since grown to over 800 members and counting, representing a diverse community of science and technology companies, professional service vendors, academic organizations, and non-profit entities. With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, the Council provides tremendous value to technology companies and offers business networking in Phoenix, Tucson and Northern Arizona.

AZ Technology Council
AZ Commerce Authority
AZ Commerce Authority

The leading economic development organization for growing and strengthening Arizona’s economy.

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.

Career Opportunities

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