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Dr. Sharon A. Kortman is the Senior Vice President of Learning at Arizona Science Center. She also serves on the Next Generation Science Standards Leadership Team and AZ Committee for the Development of the Next Generation Science Standards. She co-founded and directed BEST (Beginning Educator Support Team) and was an administrative associate professor at Arizona State University.
Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its first spring open house on March 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
Wanna go culture crazy without breaking the piggy bank? Then check out a Culture Pass from your local library. This first come, first served voucher system, sponsored by Act One, gives you and a guest free admission to participating arts and cultural institutions like the Arizona Science Center, Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art, Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. Visit Act1az.org/culture-pass to find a participating library near you.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.
Hundreds of dedicated classic car owners and thousands of auto enthusiasts will fill the streets of downtown Chandler during the 11th annual Classic Car & Hot Rod Show on Saturday, Feb. 22. In addition to the cars, there will be arts and crafts, car-related vendors, food booths and a beer garden with live entertainment by local bands.
Chandler high-tech companies will open their doors to the public as part of the city’s Science Spectacular three-day event to encourage an interest in science and technology.
From an adventure within the bowels of titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, to a step-by-step procedure on how to shrink a human head, Arizona Science Center’s newest exhibit, “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” has it all.
Saying prior court orders have been ignored, environmental groups want a federal judge to force Fort Huachuca to finally determine how it's impacting the San Pedro River and take measures to stop that – or face the possibility of having some of its operations shut down.
Calling all Trekkies and fans of the galaxy, the mother ship is calling and is predicted to land Jan. 17 in The Gallery at Tempe Center of the Arts.
Medical students know the importance of research. It can bring new perspectives, knowledge and experiences to their studies. Third-year University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix student Wala Awad has taken his love for research to the next level by deciding to become a physician-scientist. Wala will not only help others using his medical knowledge but will also continue to conduct scientific research that can help patients across the globe.
With a week left until the end of the year and the 2013 tax season, school districts across the East Valley are accepting tax donations that will benefit their extracurricular activities.
Have a hankering for snow and no real prospects of finding any this Christmas? Bundle up the crew and head to Heritage and Science Park, where Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 you’ll find more than 30 tons of snow, ice sculptures, gingerbread houses, themed daily activities, and special showings of “Ice Worlds” in the Dorrance Planetarium and “Penguins 3D” in the IMAX theatre.
In this techno-centric age, it’s easy to forget about tangible things like paper, pipe cleaners, bits of wire and the endless array of possibilities they present. “Imaginate” at the Arizona Science Center reminds us of the simple joy of puttering and the inherent value it holds for the next generation of innovators, engineers and world-changers.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
It’s a simple case of supply and demand.
It was the time of day when afternoon starts to creep into evening at the end of an average Arizona October; the sun still lorded over the earth and kept the surface dwellers warm to a slightly uncomfortable degree.
It was my first real glimpse of Arizona that wasn’t through an airliner window. And even though over the years much of it has become obscured, I hope somehow it is preserved and removed to a place where it can continue to welcome wide-eyed and wondering children to their new home.
Floating untethered in space like Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” is no one’s idea of a good time, but going to the Earth and Space Exploration Day at ASU just might be. This annual fall event offers a diverse line-up of activities and experiences for the would-be astronaut or budding scientist, including 3-D astronomy shows, panning for gold, hands-on meteorite displays, a replica of the Curiosity rover and a field trip to Tempe Butte.
Arizona needs to step up and take its rightful role as a leader in the energy technology industry.
Paulette Compton’s husband had an MBA and was trained in the military to fly planes, helicopters and blimps. But faced with doctor’s recommendation to get a chest X-ray to determine the cause of a persistent cough, he refused.
On the first Friday of every month, Arizona Science Center invites adults to enjoy the museum’s three floors, in addition to the special exhibit ‘Imaginate.’ October’s event features a “Fear the Beer” garden, music from DJ Dragon, a talk from biochemist and physicist Frederic Zanhausern on Forensic DNA, and a screening of “The Truth Behind CSI TV” in the IMAX. Seating for the screening is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Center also offers Innovation Kids’ Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. for those in need of childcare. Kids ages 3-11 can learn and play while their parents enjoy the adult programming.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
The world we live in is a marvelous place. The Arizona Science Center wants you to learn more about it. That's why they're offering free general admission during their 'Never Stop Wondering' event, Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.