Arizona STEM Ecosystem
STEM or science, technology, engineering and mathematics represent the disciplines of knowledge by which we understand, measure, and design our world. Since 2012, the SciTech Institute, founded by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona, is a collaborative organization striving to align STEM assets (STEAM, when you include the arts) and catalyze local resources within Arizona and beyond. The goals are to:
- Increase awareness and understanding of the wealth of STEM-related community knowledge, activity, and practice;
- Promote community-based, participatory formal and informal STEM education sensitive to local values, practices, resources and interests; and
- Build a world-class pipeline of STEM-literate workers.