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Happy 4th of July from STEM City!
July 4th, 2016
Happy 4th of July!

Flagstaff Summer Camps
STEM summer camps are in full swing! Check the STEM City Summer Camp list to make sure you have the information you need to enroll your children, and/or to make sure YOUR camp is listed! Contact STEM City with any additions or changes!

Consider writing a guest blog for the STEM City website to let the Flagstaff community know the great things that are going on at your camp. NCHC's Marney Babbitt has two new blog posts that showcase great examples for guest blogs. One discusses the Future Health Leaders Camp that took place with 40 HS students (some from Flagstaff) at the U of A this summer and that will be at NAU next summer! Another blog is recruiting coaches for the invaluable Girls on the Run program. Please consider being a coach (no experience necessary!) for this short-term program that has long-lasting impacts to empower girls! We know if girls have more self-confidence they are more likely to engage in challenging subjects including STEM!

Simply submit a few paragraphs and a few photos (students must have photo-releases) to STEM City and we will post appropriate content to our website. These can also be linked to social media to increase awareness for your camp.

           
                           High School students at the Future Health Leaders Camp at the U of A

Recruiting Students for iCREATE
CAVIAT, NAU, STEM City, TGen North, and community health partners from Coconino County Public Health Services, North Country HealthCare, and others are partnering on an NSF-funded bioscience course for high school level students up to 21 years old. iCREATE (Innovative Collaborative Research Experience and Technical Education) is a project-based class with an infectious disease theme, and an emphasis on the skills needed for many career pathways in the biosciences. The course is free, eligible for HS credit, and will be held at NAU after most high schools classes have ended for the day.

Interested students should visit http://caviat.org/Central-Programs-2016-2017 and click on CAVIAT Application to start the process. Seats are first-come, first-serve and there are no prequalifications required. For more information, contact Christine Mayer, CAVIAT Program Coordinator, at cmayer@caviat.org or 928-613-2169.

For more information on iCREATE, read the STEM City page on this program, and read the STEM City blogs about the bioscience class tours to NAU and to TGen North.

STEM VISTA Positions
The STEM VISTA program with NAU's Civic Service Institute in collaboration with STEM City is up and running with almost all of the 15 positions filled. Kathy Farretta is the STEM VISTA Leader and will be housed at STEM City Center at NACET in just two weeks! Stop by and welcome her to the job and to the office. We will update you soon on the names and placement of the other 14 VISTA Members tasked with increasing STEM capacity in Flagstaff!
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