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International Christian STEM Competition

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 GCU/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.

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 underrepresented 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 turn them 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

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GCU Live Lessons

GCU LIVE Lessons are an opportunity for students and teachers to participate in interactive activities specific to an area of interest. These 45-minute lessons can be hosted in a face-to-face classroom or, for select lessons, a virtual setting. Through the web-hosted presentation, students will have the opportunity to develop hands-on skills or explore advanced concepts.

STEM Topics Include: Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computers & Technology, Healthcare, Sports Medicine, and more!

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.