K-12 Outreach Programs

These programs are part of the college’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Pathway Initiatives for students at Cochise County elementary, middle and high schools. K-12 Outreach strives to provide creative, fun, real-world activities that promote a STEM pathway for students. Programs for elementary and middle school students emphasize expanding appreciation for the STEM areas and experiencing these areas as exciting, relevant and fun to learn. Programs for students in high school and beyond continue to encourage further exploration of the STEM areas as they begin to acquire the knowledge and skills to be competitive in related fields.

Computer Challenge
Every year, the AFCEA Club sponsors a competition called Computer Challenge (formerly Computer Olympics). We invite high school, middle school, and elementary school students from the Cochise County area to come to Cochise College and compete against other students in computer related activities.  

The Math and Science Experience
This events happens yearly for students in fourth through eighth grade. Students experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in fun, exciting and hands-on ways.

Pharm Camp
The Cochise College Pre-Pharmacy Club has planned a Pharm Camp, a week-long event sponsored byUniversity of Arizona College of Pharmacy; students participated in various interesting science experiments and a tour of a local pharmacy setting.

Running Start Academy
High school students get a head start toward their STEM career goals in the Running StartAcademy during their junior and senior years. Students earn reverse credits, which meet degree requirements for college and state university programs and also satisfy high school graduation requirements.

STEM Exploration Academy
The annual STEM Exploration Academy provides hands-on explorations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for Cochise County high school freshmen and sophomores.

Summer Camps
Choose an interesting camp and register today in the business office. All camps cost $100/week. Camps are Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Space is limited!

K-12 STEM Opportunities
Ben Berry

Science, Engineering and Math Programs
Beth Ann Krueger, PhD

Computer, Aviation and Technology Programs
Bruce Richardson
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  • National Science Foundation
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