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Arizona SciTech Blog

This blog is courtesy of the Arizona SciTech Festival.

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FEBRUARY 14TH-16TH, 2019

9:00AM – 4:30PM


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View 2019 nominations here

Event website: https://vailprideday.org/ 

Ignite your senses and engage your mind on March 2-3, 2019 from 9:30AM-5:30PM at the Tucson Festival of Books. Complete event info here

Visit five diverse science neighborhoods

Immerse yourself in engaging hands-on activities

Experience University of Arizona laboratory tours and science presentations

Watch exciting demonstrations and dynamic performances for all ages

Meet renowned science authors and researchers

The Arizona Renaissance Festival Student Days give students a chance to do more than just read about the 16th Century, they provide a true experience!

The Renaissance ideas that laid foundation for later inventions are still evident and influential today. Today’s THINKERS, DREAMERS, INVENTORS are pushing the boundaries of what is known into the unknown; who knows what their discoveries will become?

2019 Student Day Dates:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – Elementary

Thursday, March 7, 2019 – Junior High School + High School

Hours: 9am-2:30pm

Please complete the Student Day Notification Request to receive Student Day information. Please note! This event is not open to the general public and registration is required. Complete info here

This year’s SciTech Expo will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019!

Click here to register as an exhibitor, and check out a video of last year’s event.


Hop on over to Spring Into QC this! This signature event celebrating Queen Creek’s families is complete with live entertainment, Color Splash, and the always popular egg hunt. There’s fun for everyone!

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Event Website

Southwest Maker Fest  is a collaborative one-day festival and community of makers seeking to achieve the vision of a connected community, empowered by creativity. The Southwest Maker Fest (SWMF) mission is to celebrate, engage, and inspire the maker in each of us.

The upcoming Sixth Annual Southwest Maker Fest will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10am-4pm in Downtown Mesa.

Full event info here

This free event offers unique opportunities for residents to explore the discoveries of science engineered in their own backyard. Chandler uses ‘sneaky science’ by entertaining the whole family while explaining how science is important to daily life. Check out interactive demonstrations by Chandler’s technology companies along with the next generation of science from ASU, UofA and more.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
Downtown Chandler, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Free Admission

All K-12 schools and organizations in the city’s boundaries are welcome to participate in the 2nd Annual Chandler Science Spectacular Competition. Six winning teams will each be awarded a $500 prize for the most educational, most creative and most passionate projects. Winners will be announced and recognized at the next available City Council meeting. 

Full event info here

Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain in partnership with FCF, YMCA, Phoenix Astronomical Society, and Cave Creek Unified are excited to host STEAMtastic, an Arizona SciTech Signature Event, on March 7, 2019. 

Join us in the science building, Aquila Hall for an afternoon and evening celebrating science and technology in our everyday lives through fun, hands-on activities for all ages! The activities will showcase science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, music, and much, much more.

After 7:00 PM the outside lights will be turned off for the Star Party in the Astronomy Observatory. Explore the night sky through high powered telescope with the help of PVCC Astronomy faculty and the Phoenix Astronomical Society.

Event Activities will include:

  • Molecular gastronomy
  • Subzero Science
  • Potato launch
  • Glow in the dark room & experiments
  • Local businesses showing science in every day life

RSVP’s are requested for this event. If you will be attending, please RSVP today!

Full event info here

The Arizona Science Bowl is a regional event of the National Science Bowl® (NSB). The competition consists of school teams from throughout the state.

The teams are four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as a coach. Together, they face-off in fast-paced question and answer rounds and tested on a range of science disciplines.

The high school question categories are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Energy, Mathematics, and Physics. The middle school question categories are: Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Energy, Mathematics, and General Science.

Winners of this regional Science Bowl will advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.  

Who Can Compete? 

  • The competition is open to teams from Arizona and Nevada
  • Must be school-based teams of 4-5 students and a coach
  • Teams can register starting Monday, October 1, 2018  

Complete event info here