Technology speed dating
According to Pitti, what has helped the popularity of the feature is that it's a complete reversal of how Tinder and other dating apps work.
Users have the option of chatting with up to three people each day, selected based on their geographic proximity and interests.
It was the GCU Strategic Educational Alliances’ (SEA) version of speed dating, with the goal of matching organizations that have STEM resources with educators who need them.
“Schools are recognizing that they need to change the way they teach to meet the changing demands of the workforce,” said Amanda Hughens, GCU’s K-12 STEM outreach manager.
USA Great Skate and Skateland Mesa/Chandler and Great Skate Glendale offer field trips in the physics of roller skating, acoustics, sound system design, Pythagorean Theorem, center of mass, projectile motion and more.
The breakfast, in its second year, had a streamlined structure that limited speeches to 1 1/2 minutes.
“STEM is important in what we do,” said Eric Proctor, the department’s wildlife education coordinator.Sue Paschal, principal of the Sequoia Pathfinder Academy in the East Valley, said the event helped her to identify resources for enhancing the charter school’s program by giving it a STEM emphasis.The new format suited Delsey Olds, Agua Fria High School District science content specialist.In rapid succession, speakers from groups ranging from the Phoenix Zoo to the Southwest Maker Fair pitched their programs to an audience of educators Tuesday at Grand Canyon University Arena.The 1 1/2-minute spiels highlighted how each could help K-12 students, teachers and administrators from across Arizona in the area of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).