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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Arizona STEM Super Bowl Awards

Is it just me, or were there lots of STEM commercials during the Big Game this year? I saw ads for a new show "Cosmos" for Science, Microsoft had ads for Technology, GoldieBlox won a contest for a free commercial for Engineering toys for girls. I even read a blog post about STEM and football.  

Well, if you think that was a big push for STEM, wait until you see the Big Game in 2015!  Arizona is hosting Super Sunday (and the professional game the week before) this coming year.  Arizona has put together a host committee that takes care of all the details that go into hosting the Big Game.  The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is fueling Arizona's future with the 2014 STEM Superhero Awards.  

Their mission is to:

  • Leave a lasting legacy in Arizona, far beyond Super Bowl XLIX
  • Develop education as the cornerstone of the community-based initiatives that that Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee have developed
  • Supporting education initiatives through the Super Bowl message to have a ripple effect across our community
The committee has partnered with Freeport-McMoran to highlight excellence and innovation in STEM teaching throughout Arizona (sorry readers outside of Arizona).  Their goal is to increase awareness of STEM teaching and award those who are making a difference in the world of STEM.

  • 2013-2014 AND 2014-2015 school years will be eligible to apply
  • 6 categories 
    • Best STEM school (rural and urban)
    • Most Innovative STEM Club (rural and urban)
    • Most dedicated STEM teacher (rural and urban)
  • 49 awardees will be recognized at the STEM Superhero Awards Ceremony at the Arizona Science Center in November (where they can meet and greet NFL players)
  • Prizes include event tickets, merchandise, and grant funding!

  • Nomination Period: 8/12/2014-9/19/2014
  • Nominees Notified: 10/10/2014
  • 2014 STEM Superhero Awards Ceremony: 11/5/2014

Excited?  Brainstorming ideas as you read this?  Then, you'll want to subscribe to this blog for automatic updates and links to the online application.  Click subscribe on the right sidebar.  

Click here to go directly to the nomination page.  

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