Girls’ STEM careers is conference topic

A conference designed to encourage middle-school girls to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math, will be held in Sahuarita next month.

The deadline to register for Expanding Your Horizons is Friday.

The conference will be held March 8 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sahuarita Middle School. Students and their parents may register online at

In 12 hands-on workshops led by professional women and UA interns in a variety of science-related fields, students will conduct experiments and will learn the educational requirements for STEM careers.

Parent sessions will also be held on financial aid for college and how to help their students decide on the right courses in high school.

CDO team takes 1st in academic contest

The Canyon del Oro High School academic decathlon team brought home the top score at the state’s Region 3 competition earlier this month.

The victory is the school’s 13th consecutive regional title.

The students won 60 individual medals and thousands of dollars in scholarships while competing against students from Pima, Pinal, Cochise, Santa Cruz and Yuma counties.

Students compete in 10 areas: art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science and speech.

The team is now preparing for the state tournament in Glendale, to be at Arizona State University West March 7-8.

Mini museum to award grants for field trips

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is awarding mini grants to schools and family service providers in Pima County to provide free field trips to the museum.

The grants will include transportation funding and free admission. Educators and family service providers need to apply online at at least four weeks before their anticipated visit.

Tucson Country Day accepting applications

Open enrollment has begun at Tucson Country Day School for the upcoming school year.

Tucson Country Day School holds a weekly lottery each Friday to fill classes at the K-8 charter school.

For an application, visit the school, 9239 E. Wrightstown Road. For more information, call 296-0883.

Compiled by Alexis Huicochea. Contact Alexis at or 573-4175. On Twitter: @AlexisHuicochea

Education writer for #ThisIsTucson. Mom of one.