Opening Day at Chase Field with the Diamondbacks

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Photos: Diamondbacks vs Blue Jays, including Mesa pitcher Jake Barrett

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Dbacks to host STEM night

The Arizona Diamondbacks were to welcome more than 4,000 Arizona students and their families Friday, Oct. 2, for the game against the Houston Astros as part of the second annual D-backs Science of Baseball STEM Showcase, presented by Chase and Insight. The entire main concourse and upper level at Chase Field will be filled with Arizona youth who are learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through a program that was to be highlighted throughout the ballpark.
More than 22 schools have taken part in the program with 2,000 students and teachers participating in a pregame STEM parade on the field. Each of the pregame parade participants will receive a free D-backs Science of Baseball t-shirt, compliments of Chase. Before the game, Chase volunteers will be on site to hand out t-shirts while Chase and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will present 10 STEM clubs and teachers with a $2,500 grant to support their projects, totaling $25,000.
“STEM education is a powerful tool that is necessary to prepare young minds for the future,” said Chase Middle Market Manager Curtis Reed. “We are proud to partner with the D-backs and Insight to help our youth show up to the workforce ready to succeed in the competitive jobs that will strengthen our economy.”
“Insight is very proud to team up with the Arizona Diamondbacks and once again sponsor the STEM program,” said Ken Lamneck, president and CEO of Insight Enterprises. “One of Insight’s core values is supporting the communities we live in. Through this program, we are able to connect teachers with intelligent technology to help classrooms run smarter and inspire students to engage with cutting edge technology to enhance their daily learning experience.”
Launched in 2013, the objective of the program is to promote STEM through classroom theory and practical applications of the sport of baseball. A university research-based curriculum was created that includes fifteen lesson plans that get kids engaged through interactive principles of the game of baseball. Taught by Science of Baseball Founder, University of Arizona Professor Ricardo Valerdi and engineering students, the curriculum will include classroom activities (demonstrations, films and clinics), athletic activities (drills, scrimmages and coaching) and take-home activities at the appropriate level for the targeted age groups.
This season, the D-backs Science of Baseball team has hosted STEM camps for teachers and students, with more scheduled before the end of the year. For more information, visit dbacks.com/scienceofbaseball.
Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Chase STEM Grant Recipients
•East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa –Robotic Engineering
•Westwood High School — Mesa Western Robotics