Exhibitors

 

Join us to give 1000 students an adventure they will never forget.

Why exhibit at Arizona STEM Adventure?

We need you to help us grow the next generation of innovators and adventurers in STEM! As an exhibitor, you can give students an intriguing glimpse into the professional world of STEM professions. Teachers and students alike will end the week inspired to learn more about the wonders of math and science. When you interact with our future STEM leaders, you are truly making a difference and an investment in our community.

How to participate as an exhibitor at 2020’s virtual Arizona STEM Adventure

We would like to have as many diverse math and science fields as possible represented at Arizona STEM Adventure. If you have a passion for sharing your expertise with students, we have a place for you! Exhibitors will present interactive workshops in a pre-recorded video – the more creative, the better! Produce your own video or work with PCC’s virtual teaching lab as they produce a video of your presentation for students to enjoy. The necessary materials for participation will be provided to students in advance so they can participate when your video goes live during the week of November 16th-20th. 

Arizona STEM Adventure has become a very popular field trip for schools throughout Southern Arizona. We are committed to providing the same opportunity virtually in 2020. To register one or more spots for your organization, please reach out to SARSEF’s Event Manager, Danniey Wright, at danniey@sarsef.org. 

Intended Audiences

The majority of our attendees are from public and private schools, but our intended audience also includes home-schooled students. Our target audience is comprised of students from grades four through eight. 

Thank you to our 2018 Exhibitors!

The Fin Foundation
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Tucson Section
Women’s Chemistry Group
Women’s Chemistry Group
Pima County Public Library
Pima County Dept. of Environmental Quality
Catalina Council, BSA – STEM Scouts
Arizona Project WET
Grand Canyon University
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association
School of Plant Science Graduate Student Club
UA Marine Awareness and Conservation Society
AZ SciTech
Solar Guild/Citizens for Solar
Truly Nolen Pest Control Community Team
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
NOAA/National Weather Service
Tucson Electric Power
Heifer International
USDA-APHIS-PPQ
Freeport-McMoRan
PCC Clinical Research Program
Arizona STEAM Shop
Roche Tissue Diagnostics (Ventana Medical Systems)
Southern AZ Chapter of International DarkSky Assoc
Raytheon
Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources – University of Arizona
PCC Youth Programs (Pima for Kids & Teen Scene)
Pima Community College Chemistry
Play-Well Teknologies
500 Women Scientists
United States Air Force

Specific Information

Please see FAQs below:

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my organization sign up to bring an exhibit or workshop?

Professional organizations, companies, and educational institutions can register to bring an exhibit or workshop to Arizona STEM Adventure by registering their booth or workshop in advance. Please contact Danniey Wright at danniey@sarsef.org if you are interested in presenting. 

Is there a cost for companies or organizations to participate in Arizona STEM Adventure?

We do not charge companies to participate. We only ask that you provide a fun, highly-interactive demonstration of some math- or science-related activity to share with Southern Arizona students. We also ask that you provide your own materials and supplies required for your workshop.

When do we set up for Arizona STEM Adventure?

We encourage all workshop and exhibit owners to set up their booths the morning of the event.  Arizona STEM Adventure Planning Committee members will be on-site to direct you to your assigned area/booth. A few weeks before the event, additional instructions will be emailed to the exhibit owner, including check-in time, setup instructions, parking passes and booth assignments. Be sure to bring everything you will need for your booth – in general, we do not provide supplies and/or tools for booth setup. We will have a few miscellaneous items available if you forget a basic supply (markers, tape, staplers, scissors, etc.) We will have name tags pre-printed for everyone we know will be working at your booth. (See item #6 below.)

What type of facilities will be available to us to record our exhibits/workshops?

We encourage all exhibitors to produce their workshop at PCC’s virtual teaching lab. Our team will record and edit your video for distribution during STEM Adventure Week. You will also receive a copy of the completed video. 

If your workshop requires a location other than PCC to showcase your activity, arrangements will need to be made in advance. Instructions on how to record and submit your video will be provided. 

How many students should we expect to participate, and what are their age ranges?

Generally 900—1,000 students and about 200 teachers and chaperones are selected to attend Arizona STEM Adventure. We limit registration to grades four through eight.

What should exhibitors and volunteers wear in the video Arizona STEM Adventure?

We strongly encourage you to wear comfortable clothes appropriate for whatever type of hands-on demonstration you will be doing for your workshop. Please make sure that your clothing is age-appropriate, and not offensive to the students who will be attending. We strongly encourage you to wear polo shirts, T-shirts, or lab coats with your company or organization logo on it to help advertise your organization’s involvement in Arizona STEM Adventure. Please do not wear prints as the do not video well. 

If you are working with chemicals, Pima Community College requires proper safety equipment to be worn (for example, goggles).

Why do you ask the exhibitors to complete an evaluation?

We will try to incorporate “lessons learned” to make improvements to Arizona STEM Adventure, based on teacher and workshop owner feedback. Your comments are important to us because we want Arizona STEM Adventure to be a great experience for all. Please take time to fill out the evaluations emailed to you. We read each and every one of them!