Alta Loma Christian School Rancho Cucamonga, California competing in the Glider Challenge on the GCU campus

A Christian Education in K-12 STEM Outreach

Grounded in Christian heritage, Canyon Professional Development supports STEM in service of others through our belief in Christian education. Our STEM with a Christian Worldview resources, courses and in-person events aim to enrich individuals’ Christian principles and moral values using a framework that allows students to experience the love of Christ through critical thought and purposeful problem-solving to fully understand the benefits of STEM education. Click the link below for more information about competitions and webinars for Christian STEM educators.

Register Now for the 2022-2023 ACSI International Christian STEM Competition!
Divisional Nationwide competitions February 2023 International Competition at GCU April 21-22, 2023

Read about our 1st Annual International Christian STEM Competition in partnership with ACSI.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

STEM professional development custom course

STEM Outreach and Leadership

GCU and Canyon PD support K12 students, teachers, and educational leaders in becoming active participants in the STEM community.

Interested in STEM innovation and resources available to you? Join the STEM Leadership Cadre quarterly showcase meetings. Each event is hosted by a different Arizona STEM stakeholder organization offering up ideas, resources, and inspiration. Upcoming events listed here.

October 2022 TBD Si Se Puede hosted by Rachna Mathur

8/17/22 AZ Game & Fish and AZState & Nat’l Parks: Video & Resources

4/19/22 PVHS CREST STEM School, Video Tour

3/3/22 STEMAzing Project & Catalyst/SAACA Makerspace Showcase: Video & Resources

12/1/21 GCU Canyon Ventures Showcase: Video & Chat Transcript

Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

GCU is the AZ central-region partner for the Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program, committed to serving and encouraging Arizona students to pursue post-secondary education in STEM. GCU hosts campus-wide events that invite students to learn more about college, STEM-focused curriculum and STEM competitions. We offer professional development and direct support for MESA advisors and students. Working alongside STEM industries, we host two MESA STEM competitions that allow students and advisors to show off their creative, critical-thinking, collaborative and problem-solving skills.

Students working on STEM project at in-person professional development event

“It is important for the students to know there are students in higher ed and people in Industry who share the same likes and passions and turned it into careers.”

International Christian STEM Competition; ACSI Staff

“Most important: the students loved it! Well organized, great energy throughout, and everyone seemed fully engaged and excited by this event. Amazing first year.”

International Christian STEM Competition; Judge

“Students are amazingly creative engineers when given the opportunity.”

International Christian STEM Competition; Adviser/Coach

What is STEM?

STEM College Knowledge

Check out the STEM College Knowledge video playlist written and produced by GCU STEM Students.
This playlist is classroom ready; written to inspire K-12 students to consider a STEM pathway.

View the links below for more information on your MESA partner.