About us

Our mission

Foster awareness, engagement, interest, and understanding of STEM fields and engineering practices by providing quality programs and partnerships for K-12 students, teachers and families throughout Arizona.

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering K-12 Outreach and Recruitment team strives to build partnerships around the state of Arizona by designing and implementing sustainable long-term hands-on activities and curricula that inspire K-12 students and show how engineering impacts our lives every day.  This is done through a variety of on- and off- campus activities, after-school programs, summer camps and collaborations with faculty and engineering student organizations. Our goal is to engage Arizona’s K-12 students and create pathways that encourage them to become technically savvy, prepare for studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields and pursue careers in engineering.


  • Accessibility
  • Educate
  • Inspire
  • Collaborate
  • Creative problem solving
Three students presenting a project.

A major expansion of such efforts is enabled by a $4 million investment in the engineering school from former Motorola CEO Gary Tooker and his wife, Diane. The Tookers’ investment strengthens engineering educational outreach efforts through faculty endowments and partnerships with Arizona’s K-12 teachers and education leaders to improve high school graduation rates and student success in college. The investment also supports public-private partnerships between industry and school districts geared to excite students about the opportunities in science and engineering studies.

Contact us

For more information regarding any of these programs, email [email protected] or call 480-965-2272.