The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, along with our partners, Cox Communications and the Arizona SciTech Institute, presents Connect2STEM — a series of live, virtual and family friendly events, celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. This special program is signature kickoff event for Arizona’s 10th annual statewide SciTech Festival.
Connect2STEM, the mega community outreach event with more than 40,000 attendees over the last six years, has been reimagined as an online interactive pavilion. Connect2STEM TV will officially launch February 6 on Zoom, offering family friendly programs every Saturday that month. Kids will not want to miss a minute because each week will feature new themes and giveaways. Activities started with the kickoff on Saturday, January 30 (watch the full kickoff above).
Key sponsors, Banner Health and APS, will join the lineup to honor essential workers during the pandemic and support youth to pursue an occupation in a STEM-related field.
Additional Connect2STEM sponsors include the Be Kind Project, DPR Sundt, Dispatch Health, City of Phoenix Public Works, the Boyer Company and Standard Parking.
Arizona’s future depends on a highly trained workforce — particularly in the areas of advanced medical technology, research and related STEM fields — and the SciTech Festival delivers on that vision. I am particularly grateful to the University of Arizona and Phoenix Biomedical campus for organizing this year’s event and for engaging young minds during this challenging time.— Kate Gallego
Mayor, City of Phoenix