The annual Mesa Public Schools SciTech Expo is a free, all ages event celebrating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). District schools, city of Mesa, colleges, businesses and community organizations will lead hands-on interactive activities.
Attendees will enjoy robotics demonstrations, air and space simulators, science of food and art, biotechnology, and more. The SciTech Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Saturday, Feb. 25, at Skyline High School, 845 S. Crismon Road.
Each year Mesa educators anticipate how the event will impact students’ lives.
“STEAM is the keystone to evolving the workforce in Arizona,” said Sean Enright, director of curriculum.
Students will learn about career opportunities in STEAM from organizations such as the Mesa Police Department, Sun Valley Solar Solutions, MD Helicopters, and more.
“Communication, critical thinking, and technical and collaborative skills are what STEAM education provides,” said Colleen Howard, STEM coordinator. “It better prepares them for success in future job markets. Can you imagine life as a toy engineer, digital animator or music data journalist? How about a sports statistician, crime scene investigator or LEGOLAND designer?”
Arizona SciTech Festival
The Mesa Public Schools SciTech Expo is one of many events happening during the Arizona SciTech Festival. More than 1,000 expos, workshops, exhibitions and tours will be held throughout the state in February and March. Arizonans will learn how STEM will drive the state for years to come.
The Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass-roots collaboration of more than 700 industry, education, arts, civic and community organizations, including the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, University of Arizona and Arizona State University.
For more information, visit the SciTech website.
– Heidi Hurst is supervisor of district communications for Mesa Public Schools.