TENWEST Impact Festival – STEM Connect

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

STEM Connect is a multi-sector event intended to provoke and stimulate reactions that allow us to rethink who or what "fits" into STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. We will use several components of systems thinking including appreciation for new insights, flexible thinking, and multiple perspectives to reimagine a stronger, more integrated, inclusive and sustainable STEM ecosystem. STEM Connect will challenge your assumptions of STEM.

Join us as we examine what we think about the STEM ecosystem through the Provocateur panel where we will hear personal stories and innovative perspectives from community members. Together, we can disrupt the current state of STEM to create an inclusive culture that validates diverse experiences and careers in STEM.


  • Zcheecid Aguirre, Undergraduate Student and Flinn Scholar at the UA
  • Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Fellow, Native American Agricultural Fund
  • Deanna Lewis, Research Specialist in Public Health Administration at the UA
  • Sheri Marlin, M.Ed., Chief Learning Officer, Waters Center for Systems Thinking
  • Mark Mendibles, Community Outreach Specialist, Workability
  • Luis A. Perales, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Transformative Education

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About TENWEST Impact Festival:

TENWEST began in 2015 as Tucson's answer to South By Southwest, but has since developed into something much more uniquely Tucson. This October 15,000 local, regional, and national attendees will come together to focus on solutions for creating social, environmental, and economic impact.

Tucson Convention Center, Graham, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ
United States
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