Tag: Flagstaff STEM City

Local Education Spotlight — Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. See more local education news here

| May 11, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —   Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. See more local education news here

Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. STEMmy awards, an annual award given to organizations and individuals who are STEAM leaders in the greater Flagstaff community. This year, we are excited to recognize Oscar Landa-Samano from Coconino High School as our Student of the Year, W F Killip Elementary School’s Sheryl Wells as our Teacher of the Year, Moran Henn and Cassandra Roberts from Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and Zachery Fountain from Flagstaff Unified School District as our Community Leaders of the Year.

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Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

| April 27, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

STEM City will be hosting virtual STEM nights beginning on Monday, May 3rd with community partner organizations via the groups’ Facebook page, FlagstaffSTEMCity.  Participating organizations are creating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic video presentations highlighting their work in the greater Flagstaff community.  The resources will also be made available to area educators as classroom materials to enhance learning opportunities in area schools.

“Unfortunately, we will not be hosting this event in-person this year,” shared STEM City President Mike Thomas.  “We are excited to continue forward with the spirit of this event in a different format, continuing to celebrate STEM in this community, and offer learning opportunities to all that participate.”

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Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

| April 4, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

STEM City will be hosting virtual STEM nights beginning on Monday, May 3rd with community partner organizations via the groups’ Facebook page, FlagstaffSTEMCity.  Participating organizations are creating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic video presentations highlighting their work in the greater Flagstaff community.  The resources will also be made available to area educators as classroom materials to enhance learning opportunities in area schools.

“Unfortunately, we will not be hosting this event in-person this year,” shared STEM City President Mike Thomas.  “We are excited to continue forward with the spirit of this event in a different format, continuing to celebrate STEM in this community, and offer learning opportunities to all that participate.”

Organizations interested in participating in the event can contact STEM City at coordinator@flagstaffstemcity.com for additional information.

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Local Education Spotlight — The CocoNuts Robotics Team. See more local education news here

| January 19, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — The CocoNuts Robotics Team. See more local education news here

If you aren’t already familiar with the innovative, young group that is the CocoNuts Robotics team we are glad to change that. If you are already familiar, stay tuned to learn what they have planned for the future. The first Northern Arizona robotics team of its kind, the CocoNuts were founded right here in Flagstaff at Coconino High School in 2007. Not only have they built exemplarary robots and received many prestigious awards, but are also heavily involved in the community. ​

Let’s take a moment to celebrate these amazing young people that make up the CocoNuts and acknowledge their impact on our STEM community. 

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Local Education Spotlight — Computer Science Week at Killip Elementary. See more local education news here

| December 22, 2020
Local Education Spotlight —  Computer Science Week at Killip Elementary. See more local education news here

Like most things this year, Computer Science Week at Killip Elementary looked a little different. Killip held a virtual computer science celebration during the week of December 7-12 in honor of Admiral Grace Hopper – Pioneer of Computer Science – who was born on December 9, 1906. The goal of the event was to increase student interest in computer science as well as expose the crucial role that computer science plays in everyday life. Guest speakers from W.L. Gore, High Country Humane Society, and even the Flagstaff Police Department presented virtual guest talks through Zoom to students and families showing how computer science is used in their jobs.

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Local Education Spotlight — Connecting with NASA: Williams Falcons Flyers after school program selected for STEM Challenge

| December 15, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — Connecting with NASA: Williams Falcons Flyers after school program selected for STEM Challenge

Over the next few months, students at Williams Elementary-Middle School will be looking beyond the Earth’s sky and up at the stars as they use real mission data and experiences in a unique partnership with NASA. The school is one of 10 locations to be chosen to represent Arizona in the NASA STEM Challenges for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Full STEAM Ahead Volunteer Opportunity

| August 25, 2020
Full STEAM Ahead Volunteer Opportunity

In preparation for the upcoming school year, STEM City is recruiting professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) to provide hands-on education for 5-8 grade students. 

Full STEAM Ahead is a collaboration in which local teachers and professionals further STEAM education of students within a classroom.

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Education Spotlight — Flagstaff STEM City — Highlighting Indigenous Scientists: Aaron Yazzie. See more local education news

| July 28, 2020
Education Spotlight — Flagstaff STEM City — Highlighting Indigenous Scientists: Aaron Yazzie. See more local education news

This week’s featured Indigenous scientist is Aaron Yazzie. Aaron was born in Tuba City, Arizona, and was raised in Holbrook, Arizona, the seat of Navajo County.

Yazzie attended Stanford University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2008. In September of that year, he started working for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. There, he designs mechanical systems for robotic space research systems. He has contributed to the Mars Science Laboratory Rover missions, the Mars InSight Lander Mission, and the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, the latter of which is due to launch on July 30th, 2020. You can check out a 3D visualization of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover here.

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Flagstaff STEM City June Newsletter

| June 16, 2020
Flagstaff STEM City June Newsletter

Recognizing excellence in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), the eighth annual Flagstaff STEMmy Awards will be held digitally on our Facebook page on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
STEM City requests nominations for candidates each spring for candidates or organizations in the areas of community support, student achievement, and exemplary teaching. A panel reviews the submissions to determine the winner of each area and winners receive $500.
Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees!

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Local Education Spotlight: You’re Invited to STEM City’s 8th annual STEMmy’s (June 17). See more local education news

| June 9, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: You’re Invited to STEM City’s 8th annual STEMmy’s (June 17). See more local education news

The STEMmy’s is an annual award given out to organizations and people who are STEAM leaders in our community. Congratulations to this year’s nominees:

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