AZ STEM Festival
AZ STEM Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the dates of the 2019 AZ SciTech Festival?

A: The 2019 Season runs from Saturday, January 26th through Sunday, May 31st.

Q: Are there other key dates we should know of?

A: Keep an eye out for the dates of our Thank You Event and 2019 Kickoff Conference!

Q: What regions are involved in the festival? Are there collaborator festivals?

A: There are over 60 regions statewide (Yuma to Prescott, Navajo County to Globe, and everywhere in between!) that participate in the Arizona SciTech Festival. Within our 2-month season, there are over 2,000 STEM events put on in all regions of Arizona by hundreds of organizations around the state.

Traveling outside of Arizona? Be sure to check out our following Sister Festivals hosted by world leading organizations: Science Festival Alliance, Bay Area, Cambridge Science Festival, Flagstaff Festival of Science, Las Vegas Science Festival, NC Science Festival, Philly Science Festival, San Diego Science Festival, Seattle Science Festival, and St. Petersburg Science Festival.

Q: How do I get involved with the Festival?

A: Contact Lisa Gallagher-Schromm, to get involved!

The SciTech Festival Street Team

The Arizona SciTech STREET Team is the team that helps to support the Festival each year both during and outside of Festival season, especially our Signature Events. Our team is made up of full-time educators, homeschool parents, college students, scientists, and STEM professionals who all passionately work toward one common mission: to promote STEM and show that Arizona truly is a leader of STEM!

Cindy Ruedy

Cindy Ruedy

STREET Team Lead

Dana Rasmussen

Dana Rasmussen

STREET Team Lead

Denise Hicks

Denise Hicks

STREET Team Lead

Destiny Madaje

Destiny Madaje

Administrative Assistant, STREET Team Lead

Dominique Browning

Dominique Browning

STREET Team Lead

Don Ruedy

Don Ruedy

Tucson Liaison, STREET Team Lead

Enrique Garcia

Enrique Garcia

STREET Team Lead

Lian Lorono

Lian Lorono

Jr. STREET Team Lead

Simon Lorono

Simon Lorono

Jr. STREET Team Lead

Meet the Rest of the Foundation 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

Jasper Peña

Jasper Peña

Digital Systems Manager, STREET Team Lead

Kaci Fankhauser

Kaci Fankhauser

STEM Ecosystem Coordinator, STREET Team Lead

Program Collaborators

Our AZ SciTech Collaborators have enthusiastically agreed to help us spread the word about the festival to family, friends, colleagues, and institutional contacts; host, organize, or coordinate one or more festival events; support the Festival through other means; volunteer; or all four!

  • Agua Fria Union High School District
  • Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
  • Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History
  • Arizona Parenting Magazine
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival
  • Arizona Science Bowl
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Arizona State University
  • Avondale Public Library
  • Basha High School
  • Beaver Creek School
  • C.O. Greenfield School
  • Canyon Ridge School
  • Canyon Springs School
  • Casa Grande Union High School
  • Chandler Unified School District
  • Children's Museum of Phoenix
  • Children's Museum Tucson
  • Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy
  • City of Avondale
  • City of Buckeye
  • City of Casa Grande
  • City of Chandler
  • City of El Mirage
  • City of Glendale
  • City of Scottsdale
  • City of Surprise
  • City of Tempe
  • Cortina STEAM Committee
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
  • Deer Valley Unified School District
  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Education Empowers
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Glendale Public Library
  • i.d.e.a. Museum
  • LA Galaxy
  • Luke Air Force Base
  • Maricopa Ak-Chin STEAM Foundation, Inc.
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
  • Mesa Public Schools
  • Mesquite High School
  • Metcalf Elementary School
  • New World Learning Academy
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Paradise Valley Community College - Black Mountain Campus
  • Paradise Valley Schools
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Phoenix Zoo
  • Pueblo Grande Museum
  • Salpointe Catholic High School
  • Sahuarita Unified School District
  • Sierra Verde Elementary School
  • Southwest Maker Fest
  • Strong TIES
  • Town of Queen Creek
  • UA BIO5 Institute
  • University of Arizona College of Science
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
  • USDA-ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center
  • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
  • Villago Middle School
  • West-MEC