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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Innovation Nation 2015

We are at it again.  Innovation Nation.

Innovation Nation is a STEM festival that brings awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math career opportunities to the White Mountain Apache nation communities.

Last year, we held our Innovation Nation STEM Festival at the Chief Alchesay Activity Center.  We had about 1,000 attendees and over 40 organizations.  (read about it here)

This year, we plan to go bigger and better.  We will have access to both levels of the activity center, allowing for more organizations and hands-on demonstrations.  We will also have science demonstrations and presentations in the morning.

The Entire Community is invited!

This event is designed to provide hands-on activities for everyone from small children to elders.  Come out and bring the entire family.
  • Workshops for school children to participate in the morning
  • Prizes awarded to kids who participate by getting their event passport punched
  • Engineering Contests for K-12 age students during the afternoon
  • Free food provided by HEDY for children and adults who participate in the hands-on activities at the booths
  • Cool Science demonstrations for all ages.
  • Demonstrations of winning STEM projects that Whiteriver Students have created

STEM Festival events include:

  • 9:00 AM    Chief Alchesay Activity Center open for Booth Setup 
  • 10:00 AM  Workshop Session A begins at CAAC
  • 10:30 AM  Workshop Session B begins at CAAC
  • 11:00 AM  Workshop Session C begins at CAAC
  • 11:45 AM  Lunch (Apache Cuisine) Provided for Presenters and guests
  • 1:00  PM   Chief Alchesay Activity Center Floor opens to the Public
  • 1:30  PM   Science Demonstration
  • 1:45  PM   Featured Presenters -  Student Participation Prizes
  • 2:00  PM   HEDY Food Station Opens
  • 2:00  PM   Student Engineering Competition: Secondary
  • 2:30  PM   Featured Presenters - Student Participation Prizes
  • 3:00  PM   Science Demonstration
  • 3:30  PM   Featured Presenters - Student Prizes
  • 4:00  PM   Student Engineering Competition: Elementary
  • 4:30  PM   Featured Presenters - Student Prizes
  • 5:00  PM   Doors close

The event is open to the public (free) on Wednesday, May 6th.

If you are interested in having a booth or doing a demonstration, you can visit our website: Innovation Nation.

There, you will find information, directions, a registration form, pictures from last year's event, and much more.

We would like to thank our sponsors: Whiteriver Unified School District, Helping EveryDay Youth, and Arizona SciTech Festival.

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