Guest Blog Post by Nick Siskonen, STEM VISTA serving at CAVIAT
For high school students who are curious about the Coconino Association for Vocations Industry and Technology (CAVIAT) programs, we’ll be hosting Open Houses for a few of our programs to allow them to experience a class period before deciding to enroll.
On January 29th, Dr. Aaron Tabor and Bobby Woodruff will welcome students to the CAVIAT iCREATE Bioscience program at NAU. The focus of the Bioscience program is on human health concerns, such as infectious diseases and degradation of the environment. In the past, the class has developed models for tracking the spread of communicable diseases within Flagstaff and proposed solutions for their epidemiology projects.
On January 30th, join us at the CAVIAT campus at CCC's Innovation Campus on 4th Street to experience the Engineering program. The focus of the engineering course is on robotics and programming. Rich Krueger guides students through the application of fundamental scientific principles to create a functional robot while exploring different career paths in the engineering field.
Finally on January 31st, the Veterinary Assistant program, lead by Sharon Hebestreit, will be open to the public. The Veterinary Assistant program provides fundamental knowledge and basic skills needed to work in a veterinary setting. Students have been learning how to diagnose and treat issues in a variety of animals common to northern Arizona.
Students from across Flagstaff are welcome to join in as many of the Open Houses as they wish. Afterwards CAVIAT is hosting Priority Registration Nights at local high schools for those who want to enroll in CAVIAT and guarantee themselves a place in the program. For more information visit CAVIAT.org or call 928-613-2169.
Bioscience: Monday, January 29th on NAU Campus, Building 26 (Science and Health), Room 514/512, 2:45pm
Engineering: Tuesday, January 30th on CCC Campus, 4th St, Building B, Room B1, 2:45pm
Vet Assistant: Wednesday, January 31st on CCC Campus, 4th St, Building B, Room B3, 2:45pm
Priority Registration Nights:
Flagstaff High School, Wednesday February 7th, 5:30pm.
FALA, Tuesday February 13th, 5:30pm.
Coconino High School, Wednesday February 21st, 5:30pm.
Summit High School, Wednesday February 28th, 5:30pm.
CCC at 4th St, Wednesday March 7th, 5:30pm.
Flagstaff STEM Coordinator