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PCC Desert Vista Campus promotes STEM to Sahuarita, Jan. 23

January 22, 2014

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus will have three exhibit tables and representatives of four programs participating in Sahuarita SciTech Passport Experience on Jan. 23 at Sahuarita Middle School.

This free event for students of Anza and Sahuarita middle schools is part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, a series of science, technology, engineering and math events held around the state over the next couple of months.

Desert Vista staff will provide hands-on activities and demonstrations, as well as give information on Pima Community College’s Surgical Technology and Aviation Technology programs and information on how science is important in health careers. Desert Vista Student Services staff and the Desert Vista Learning Center staff also will be attending the event, which runs 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Sahuarita Middle School Gymnasium.

“The Desert Vista Campus community is excited to be part of Sahuarita and Green Valley’s SciTech Festival event and to partner with schools, organizations and businesses in the region,” said Dr. Johnson Bia, president of Desert Vista Campus. “This is an excellent way to highlight many of PCC’s opportunities in STEM education.”

This is Sahuarita Unified School District’s first SciTech fest event and is a collaboration of the Town of Sahuarita and the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting the 20th annual International Business EXPO on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Desert Diamond Casino Diamond Center, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road.

The EXPO is to promote expanding business relationships and cultivating new opportunities along the Sun Corridor, from Canada to Mexico. Because of its collaboration with the SciTech fest this year the event includes a competition in which 11 groups of high school students from Sahuarita’s STEM and Joint Technology Education District programs will present science and technology projects, and be able to explore careers in aerospace, defense, engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, technology and computer science.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850