Resources and Links

There are many STEM resources and activities in the Phoenix area for educators as well as volunteer opportunities for engineers and technologists. A few are noted here.

STEM News and Events

Arizona Science and Technology Festival
This group is now posting a great listing of current and future STEM events in the area.

Science Foundation Arizona
They have a great listing of events and resources on their website.

Challenger Learning Center of Arizona
You cannot have a listing of aerospace STEM groups and not include the Challenger Center.

Other Programs and Resources

(Mesa) Space Integration Module This program brings a space mission into your school, including physical space shuttle and space station modules, multimedia and technology to create a problem-solving learning experience.

(Mesa) Flight Centers
This aviation program for Mesa fifth graders is hosted at two schools and is co-sponsored by Boeing.  It includes modules called Pre-Flight Briefing, Ground School, Activity Stations, and Post-Flight Debriefing.

Honeywell Aerospace Challenge
Honeywell (in Glendale) sponsors a space-themed competition every year in cooperation with the Fiesta Bowl committee. In past years it has been oriented around having students design a space station. The last couple of years has involved a lunar base.

Masters In Data Science Resource List
The Ultimate STEM Guide
This comprehensive guide to STEM for kids (K-12) offers over 230 websites, games, contests, camps, and more, all organized by age and interest, as well as a section dedicated to resources and activities for girls.

Engineer Your Life
Northrop Grumman has a program to encourage high school girls to consider engineering as a career.

A World In Motion - Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
SAE International's A World In Motion® (AWIM) is a teacher-administered, industry volunteer-assisted program that brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to life in the classroom for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Don Robins, a GM retiree, is the coordinator in Arizona. Seven schools in the area are involved in AWIM.

Arizona Science Olympiad
This is a statewide tournament between teams of 15 students from high schools competing in 25 different events.

Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
This event is typically held in April of each year.

Index of On-Line STEM Resources
This site has a great listing of on-line STEM resources for students and teachers.

This page updated 7/7/15