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CAVIAT and Partners to offer HS Bioscience
and the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry & Technology
(CAVIAT), in partnership with TGen North
, STEM City
, North Country HealthCare
and others, received a National Science Foundation ITEST grant called iCREATE
. This grant will analyze the role community partners play in the education of CAVIAT students. HS students will solve a problem related to infectious disease in Coconino County. This project-based program will emphasize the many career pathways in the biosciences while developing the necessary skill sets to enter the exciting world of bioscience. This program will be taught on the NAU campus starting in August, 2016.
Any high school age students through their 21st birthday
are eligible to apply for this program in the fall. CAVIAT covers the tuition, books and fees while students earn high school credit for successfully completing the program.
Interested students should visit: http://caviat.org
to learn more and start the process. Seats are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. There are no prequalification requirements to participate. For more information regarding CAVIAT and this program please contact Christine Mayer
, Program Coordinator at (928) 613-2169 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girl Scout Video Game Workshop
The Girl Scouts held a two-day Video Game Weekend Workshop at Northern Arizona University
on July 1st and 2nd hosting 50 6th – 10th grade girls, over half from the Navajo Nation, on campus. The girls gained the full college experience with meals in the dining hall, an overnight in the dorms, instruction from a college professor.
For the past year the Girl Scouts have partnered with ASU Assistant Professor Ashish Amresh
to host multiple “Girls Design Video Games” workshops at the ASU Polytechnic campus. The Girl Scouts explored what technology has to offer and met professionals in technology fields. The girls learned what it takes to be a video game developer and created their own video game! They also learned the basics of Java Script, how to create an app, and participated in a competition to identify the characteristics of an innovative video game.
Read more about Dr. Amresh and this Girl Scout program here
Dr. Amresh (front row) with graduate student Corey Heath (3rd row near left) instructed the Girl Scouts!
Got Summer Camps?
Consider writing a guest blog for the STEM City website
about your STEM Summer Camp. Susan Holiday
, science educator and volunteer at the Flagstaff Arboretum wrote about the Eco Explorer's Summer Camp at the Arboretum here
Help Coach a Robotics Team!
2016 FIRST Lego League Coaches Training
is coming up! July 26-27 from 8 am to 4:30 pm at Coconino High School
Room 701 (upstairs in the science department, 2801 N. Izabel St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004). The cost is only $20 and that includes light refreshments and training materials! Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/4hCz8k8xb1