Resources and Opportunities

CBBG Summer Research Experience for Teachers

Calling all STEM-focused K-14 teachers!

We are seeking K-12 STEM teachers and community college STEM faculty to participate in a paid summer program that focuses on developing sustainable, biologically-controlled, and biologically-inspired solutions in the area of biogeotechnical engineering. Teachers will have the opportunity to directly participate in research as well as develop a related lesson plan that they will take back and incorporate into their own classroom in the coming academic year.

This year the program will be offered to local teachers (housing is not provided) at all four CBBG universities: 

  • Arizona State University

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • New Mexico State University

  • University of California, Davis

Additional information and instructions to apply are included on attached flyer and on the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) website:


Applications due: March 12, 2021.

NASA Perseverance Mars Rover Landing

On Feb. 18, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet after a seven-month flight from Earth. Only the fifth rover to land on the planet, Perseverance represents a giant leap forward in our scientific and technological capabilities for exploring Mars and the possibility that life may have once existed on the Red Planet.

Watch the Landing 

The next chapter of Perseverance’s journey takes place on Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. MST (3 p.m. EST), when the mission reaches Mars after seven months of travelling through space. Join NASA as we countdown to landing with online events for teachers, students, and space enthusiasts! The landing day broadcast can be seen on NASA TV and the agency's website starting at 12:15 p.m. MST (2:15 p.m. EST). For a full listing of online events leading up to and on landing day, visit the mission's Watch Online page.

Follow landing updates on NASA's TwitterFacebook

Feb. 18, Thursday (all times MST)

10:30 a.m. - Mars Perseverance Rover landing day livestream for all students
12:15 p.m. – Mars 2020 Perseverance landing coverage. Landing at approximately 1:55 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – Mars 2020 Perseverance post-landing coverage 

2021 Arizona SciTech Festival

SciTech Institute™ is excited to announce the 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival season begins Jan. 30 and runs through Feb. 28, marking 10 years of inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across Arizona. Arizonans of all ages will enjoy fun and engaging events and activities offered during this annual celebration while building their STEM knowledge.  

Visit for more details.

SciTech Institute™ se complace en anunciar que la temporada 2021 del Festival SciTech de Arizona comienza el 30 de enero y se extiende hasta el 28 de febrero, marcando 10 años de interés inspirador en la ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas (STEM) en todo Arizona. Los arizonenses de todas las edades disfrutarán de eventos y actividades divertidos y atractivos que se ofrecen durante esta celebración anual mientras desarrollan sus conocimientos de STEM.

Visite para obtener más detalles.

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