STEM Programs

Touching thousands of lives throughout Arizona and around the world.

The SciTech Institute is a collaborative organization, serving to productively align the technology-oriented assets of the state, and attracting grants, resources and support from both within and beyond the state’s borders by promoting and connecting Arizona’s industries, leaders and successes and building a world class community of technology sophisticated workers.

15,000 Festival Attendees
14 Countries with CSO Programs

Chief Science Officers

Chief Science Officers (CSOs) elevate the student voice by bringing their peers and community leaders together to ignite new opportunities in STEM and innovation. CSOs are destined to…

- Create a pipeline of diverse STEM leaders.
- Increase communication and collaboration among CSOs.
- Enrich school STEM culture and career awareness.
- Increase student voice in STEM conversations in their schools and communities.

Arizona SciTech Festival

The Arizona SciTech Festival is an annual, statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) representing over 800 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12.

Through a series of over 1,000 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Arizona SciTech Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 about how STEM will drive our state for the next 100 years.

Science for All

Per the Arizona Department of Education, there are over 1,300 Arizona schools where the majority of students are living in poverty.

The vision of Science For All is to provide these students with workplace employability and technical skills necessary for securing jobs in the STEM fields. The creation of this pool of high-tech talent will help attract employers to Arizona and improve Arizona's standing as a STEM hub.

Science Bowl

The Arizona Science Bowl is a regional event of the National Science Bowl® (NSB). The competition consists of school teams from throughout the state.

The teams are four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as a coach. Together, they face-off in fast-paced question and answer rounds and tested on a range of science disciplines.

Science Happens Here

Science Happens Here is a trading card game for Arizona students in grades 3-8, designed to engage kids to help them better understand the science that surrounds their everyday lives.

Kids collect the cards at local businesses and visit the Science Happens Here website to conduct science experiments at home using household items.

AZ STEM School Community of Practice

The AZ STEM Community of Practice is a diverse collaboration of schools that empowers practitioners to learn from one another and transform how science, technology engineering and math (STEM) impacts schools and Arizona’s future workforce.

The community involves all aspects of Arizona’s future STEM workforce including industry and community leaders, school leadership, educators, teachers, students and parents.

Rural Activation and Innovation Network (RAIN)

RAIN is an Innovations in Development project supporting informal STEM education (ISE) in rural Arizona.

Spearheaded by Arizona State University, Arizona Science Center, community leaders in four rural regions across Arizona, and the Lifelong Learning Group of COSI, the team will collectively reach 60,000 children and parents and 1,000 STEM professionals by project completion.