America's 1st STEM Community
Flagstaff is STEM City
Flagstaff is a community that was founded on and greatly advanced by science, technology, engineering, and math - from Lowell to W.L.Gore, from forestry to lunar studies and now to its most recent development as a bioscience cluster and an innovation incubator. Our STEM City is built on the foundation of its natural resource setting, including the ecological richness of the Colorado Plateau, the nearby Natural Wonders and its vast open and dark skies. Flagstaff is home to Northern Arizona University, a nationally recognized “high research activity” university that has established global science leadership in forestry, ecology, genomics, climate change research and informatics. Flagstaff schools promote STEM through robotics and other science-based clubs that have garnered statewide, and in some cases national, attention. Flagstaff business and government leadership have actively and financially supported STEM-based learning and economic development. Flagstaff is STEM City. With enhanced business-school-community coordination, Flagstaff is achieving its true capacity for education greatness, economic success and community vitality.