Creating A STEM Pipeline for AZ K-12 Students

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AZ Blue’s K-12 division is committed to supporting Arizona school districts, helping them build highly educated and thriving communities. The communities we live in, play in and our children go to school in. We understand the healthcare needs and budgetary challenges of the education sector and serve more than 20,000 Arizona members working in education. Our promise to you is to constantly work towards better health, more value and stronger support.

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Location: Grand Canyon University Arena, 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

Date & Time: March 28th, 3:30 – 6:00 pm

School Connect, the City of Phoenix, and Grand Canyon University invite you to the STEM CAFE – an exciting event where STEM industry professionals meet with school leaders to strategize collaborative projects and initiatives that will provide Arizona students with real world STEM experiences and opportunities. The event, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, aims to bolster Arizona’s future workforce, addressing the ongoing shortage of qualified STEM professionals as we work to build adaptable, future ready students. School Connect’s STEM CAFE is an opportunity to collaborate toward a sustainable K-12 STEM pipeline for Arizona.

What to Expect?

25 Schools

  • Learn STEM education and career opportunities
  • Make valuable STEM industry connections
  • Share a STEM experience with experts
  • Plan STEM initiatives

200+ STEM Business Leaders

  • Share STEM career opportunities
  • Build a workforce pipeline
  • Build connections in education
  • Showcase your commitment to K-12 education

“Before I went to ASU Stadium, I’d heard the word “engineer” before, but I didn’t really know what they did. It was kinda like a mystery job to me. And to be honest, I had no clue how someone becomes an engineer either. But when we had those engineer presenters at lunch, everything started to make sense.”

“I asked them all sorts of stuff, like how they got into engineering, what their favorite projects were, and what they thought was the coolest thing about their job. It got me thinking a lot about my future. Like, maybe I could be an engineer too someday. I mean, if they can do all this amazing stuff, why not me?”

“And guess what? Some of them said they struggled in school too. That was a big surprise because I always thought engineers had to be like super geniuses. It felt real because they were just regular people like us, and they made it happen. So now, I’m kinda excited about the idea of becoming an engineer one day. Who knows? Maybe I’ll be the one talking to students and inspiring them at some cool place like ASU Stadium in the future.”

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