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Issue: #1August, 2012

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the ASTEC monthly newsletter, bringing you exciting information about collaborations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in Arizona. 
We are very excited to announce our Kick-off Collaboration Conference, September 28, 2012, at the University of Arizona Biosphere 2!. 
ASTEC Project for Girls Kick-off Conference
Power Up Camp: a collaboration between Girl Scouts of Southern AZ, Solar Guild, Univ of AZ, SWE, and Tucson Electric Power
September 28, 2012
Join us as we launch the Arizona Science, Technology, and Engineering Collaborative (ASTEC) Project for Girls with our Kick-off Conference at the UA Biosphere 2.

Learn about
  • connecting with other non-profits, K-12 administrators, and afterschool educators contributing to the advancement of girls in STEM fields across Arizona
  • the National Girls Collaborative Project and the Program Directory
  • the benefits of collaboration
  • girl-centered STEM programs
  • how you and your organization can get involved with ASTEC
  • resources offered by national organizations and industries in AZ
  • the UA Biosphere 2
Date: September 28, 2012
Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: University of Arizona Biosphere 2
Fee: $25, includes lunch
Optional tour, Friday, 4:00pm

Registration scholarships available!
Contact Michelle at
Astronomy Event at the UA Biosphere 2
NASA Summer of Innovation overnight program at the UA Biosphere 2 
September 27, 2012
Check-in to ASTEC's Kick-off Conference early, spend the night at the UA Biosphere 2, and learn about the night sky. We will feature the Girl-Powered Orrery:
  • relative positions of our planets
  • revolution and rotation
  • seasons and constellations
  • telescopes for evening viewing
Date: September 27, 2012
Early Check-in: 6:00pm
Astronomy Program: 8:00pm
Cost: $79.00 per room, double occupancy available
Deadline: September 15, 2012
Contact: Christine at UA Biosphere 2, (520) 838-6139

Lodging scholarships available!
Contact Michelle at

  • Girl Scouts of SoAZ
  • DeVry University
  • Girl Scouts AZ Cactus-Pine
  • UA Science Flandrau
  • UA Biosphere 2
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • AAUW - Tucson
  • The Physics Factory
ASTEC connects organizations and individuals across Arizona committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). ASTEC is made possible by a grant from the National Girls Collaborative Project, a National Science Foundation funded project (HRD 0631789) and contributions and collaboration from our many partners.




Michelle Higgins
ASTEC Project for Girls