Launched in 2013, the Arizona Diamondbacks Science of Baseball presented by Chase and Insight, is a series of programs and initiatives that promote the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The goal is to translate the American love of baseball into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the science and mathematics underlying the sport.
This program aims to train elementary and middle school teachers to provide a university research-based curriculum that will engage and empower students. The curriculum and training, designed with College Professor and STEM Expert Ricardo Valerdi, is provided free of charge thanks to a charitable contribution from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Chase, and Insight.
To date, more than 13,000 students, 400 teachers, and 300 schools have participated in the program.
The Arizona Diamondbacks host STEM Field Trip Days which allow students to engage in STEM related activities throughout the ballpark. STEM Field Trip Days also have educational programming highlighted by our D-Backs Science of Baseball Show that teaches the math and science behind baseball.
We are looking for volunteers to help run the stations that will be set up along the concourse. Activities include pitching mechanics, hitting mechanics, reaction time, and base running, amongst others. Volunteers are asked to help students understand the math and science concepts behind the activities and maintain a safe and fun environment for the kids.
- Math / Science Instruction
- Physical Education
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Event starts at 9am, please arrive for 8am intro