CSTA-Arizona Newsletter

August 2019
Save the Date! Our Fall CSTA-Arizona Summit will be Saturday November 2nd in Prescott Arizona. We're excited to announce the following information about the summit.
The summit will feature 90-minute sessions with strands for K-15, 6-8, and 9-12 educators, as well as communal planning & networking time with other Arizona Computer Science educators. We are currently curating session topics & presenters for each strand - if you are interested in presenting a session at our Fall summit, please let us know!
We're also pleased to announce that we will be able to offer $100 stipends to the first 100 K-12 teachers that register. This stipend is provided by CSTA and the Arizona Community Foundation. We will also have door prizes & raffles for all CSTA+ members who attend the conference.
Lastly, we are looking for sponsors who are interested in supporting Arizona K-12 educators and exhibiting at this event. More information about this event & sponsorship opportunities can be found in the link below.

CSTA-Arizona Board Nominations

If you are interested in serving on the CSTA-Arizona Board, please consider nominating yourself (or another person) for our upcoming CSTA-Arizona Board Elections. The following seats are open for nominations:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • West Maricopa County Director
  • East Maricopa County Director
  • Northern Arizona Director (Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, Apache North and South counties)
Nominations will are open until September 30th. At that point, the CSTA-AZ Committee committee will reach out to candidates to form the official election ballot. Click here to Nominate Yourself or Another Person.

CSTA-Arizona Community Call

Our next CSTA-Arizona Community Call is Monday August 26th. This call is open to all CSTA-Arizona members & community stakeholders to share & hear updates on the Computer Science landscape in Arizona. Click Here for the agenda & call information.

2019 Arizona STEM & Innovation Summit

The 2019 STEM & Innovation Summit takes place on September 17th at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. CSTA-Arizona will have two tables at this event and we are looking for members interested in participating in this event to represent Computer Science in Arizona. One of the tables is designated as informational and the other table is designated as interactive - we would love to showcase some of the hands-on, engaging activities & robotics that we use in our classrooms. If you are interested in participating, please email us at cstarizona@gmail.com and we will be in touch.

Upcoming Events

2019 Arizona STEM & Innovation Summit
What’s the next big thing in science and technology? The answers can be found at the Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 17. Some of the state’s top educators, researchers and high-tech businesses will be participating in a day-long event to showcase and discuss emerging trends and products in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. The summit isn’t some stuffy board room retreat. There will be dozens of interactive displays and presentations to fire the imagination and enthrall visitors no matter their age or expertise. More Information
ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference  
San Diego, CA; September 18-21, 2019
The goal of the Tapia Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to celebrate and promote diversity. This year's theme is "Diversity: Building a Stronger Future". Register.
ASTC 2019 LogoAssociation of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Conference
Toronto, Canada; September 21-24, 2019
ASTC is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among diverse audiences. An online conference program features detailed session, networking, and event listings. This year's theme is "Moonshots: Rendezvous with the Future" and will inspire leaders to go beyond their own institutions and launch the 21st-century Moonshots that will shape the world. Register
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Orlando, FL; October 1-4, 2019
Promoted as the world's largest gathering of women technologists. Those unable to attend in person may learn more about attending virtually. Virtual attendees will be able to stream keynotes and sessions and interact with presenters and other virtual attendees.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Conference
Milwaukee, WI; October 10-12, 2019
Conference focuses on educational, professional and workforce development. This year's theme is "Indigenizing the Future of STEM." Attendees include American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and First Nation high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies. Register.
National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Conference  
Orlando, FL; October 11-13, 2019
The NCPN conference provides an opportunity for secondary and post-secondary educators and members of industry to network and share best practices, focusing on Career Pathways implementation at the state and local levels. Register