STEM Outreach

Visit stem.vtol.org or email stem@vfsaz.org to learn more about the VFS STEM Program!   This new online platform aims to provide quality VTOL-related learning resources for STEM educators ranging from primary through high school level, and to highlight the outreach efforts from our VFS regional and university chapters as well as membership at large.

2019 VFS AZ STEM Events

VFS AZ is supporting the following STEM activities though April 2019. Please show your support.  For those looking to volunteer please check our sign sheet for each event.

  • Thursday, February 21 – STEMCon 8.0 Sponsored by Agua Fria Union High School District @ Canyon View High School 6024 N Perryville Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. 5 PM – 8PM
  • Sign up to support VFS at this event: here
  • Saturday, February 23 – Chandler Innovation Fair @ Hamilton High School, 3700 S. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85248. 10AM – 3 PM
  • Sign up to support VFS at this event: here
  •  Saturday, March 2 –Mesa Public Schools SciTech EXPO @ Westwood High School, 945 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201. 10AM – 2PM
  • No more VFS volunteers needed for this event, Thanks!
  • Saturday, March 9 – Canyon Ridge STEM Festival @ Canyon Ridge Science Center, 17359 W Surprise Farms Loop N, Surprise, AZ 85388. 10AM – 2PM
  • Sign up to support VFS at this event: here
  • Saturday March 23 – Prescott Regional SciTech Fest hosted by Embry Riddle @ Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Activity Center and Eagle Gym, 3700 Willow Creek Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301. 10AM – 4PM
  • Sign up to support VFS at this event: here
  • Saturday March 30 – Spring Into Queen Creek @ Mansel Park Queen Creek, 19535 E. Appleby Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142. 9AM – 1PM
  • No more VFS volunteers needed for this event, Thanks!
  • Saturday April 27 – Hands On STEM Fair @ Faye Gray Recreation Center, 5745 S 20th Street Phoenix, AZ 85040. 10 AM – 2 PM.
  • Sign up to support VFS at this event: here

2018 Arizona SciTech Festival
(February – March)

The Arizona SciTech Festival is a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM or STEAM when you include the arts) held annually in February and March. Please see below for a calendar of events for the different AZ regions and check back for more details closer to the festival.

Central Valley

Southeast Valley

  • 2018 Arizona Archaeology Expo – Sat 3/10/18, 10am-4pm [Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa]
  • spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity – Sat 3/17/18 – Sun 3/18/18, 12-11pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun [Mesa Arts Center, Mesa]

Pima County

Southern + Eastern Arizona

Northern + Western Arizona

Forum 74 STEM Event

On Thursday May 17th, the AHS-Vertical Flight Society Phoenix Chapter hosted a STEM day for High School/College students at the Phoenix Convention Center. Dr. Kendra Befort, The Boeing Company, presented engaging insight into the history of automation toward autonomy and the influence it will have on future vertical lift.  The students were escorted throughout the AHS-VFS Forum Exhibit Hall where they spoke with college and industry representatives and tried their hands on multiple vertical lift simulators. After lunch and a debrief, feedback from the students was exceedingly positive with several of them now influenced to pursue vertical flight careers and to join Arizona State University’s Vertical Flight Society Student Chapter.

Special thanks to Joanne Baker, The Boeing Company for leading and organizing the event!