A gathering of students, technologist, artist, and problem solvers

for incubating IDEA's and CLOSING the STEM inequality gap.

FREE breakfast, lunch and snacks! FREE swag (gifts) FREE Signature "Pathway to STEM" T-shirt FREE Resources

Day 1, Saturday 23, 2019, 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM

(Student check-in from 8:30am-9:00am)

Code Hackathon


Day 2, Sunday 24, 2019, 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM


Presentations and Demonstration: A Celebration of Black History Month
(3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)


We Welcome the Community to Experience our Students'

Innovations & Youth Expressions

on Day 2!




This is a FREE event for ages 13-18

Important Dates

Applications OPEN in January 2, 2019

Event Date:  Feb. 23-24, 2019


Phoenix College

1202 W Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85013


Turn Up for STEAM Team

Email:  azstrongties@gmail.com

Organizers & Community Fellows

Rosario Robinson

Anita Borg Institute (ABI), Director


Dr. Loretta Cheeks, Co-Chair

Strong TIES, Founder

& CEO and Research Scholar

Dr. Danielle Cummings

ABI Black Women in Computing

USAFA Professor & DoD
CS Researcher

Cynthia Peters

 Strategic Community-Building Partner

Retired Parks Manager

ASU Adjunct Professor

Gwen Relf

Strategic Community-Building Partner


Rehoboth CDC