Teen Advisory Board

Arizona Science Center’s Teen Advisory Board works closely with the Center’s leadership team to develop, test, and implement content, programs, and special events targeted to teens ages 12-18. Board Members, selected through an application and interview process, are an important asset of the Science Center as we are uniquely positioned to inspire teens to engage in science, and perhaps even consider a STEM-related career.

Not only do board members have a real impact on the Center’s engagement with the teen audience, but they also gain experience serving on the board of a leading cultural institution. Throughout the year-long commitment, the members collaborate, not only with Arizona Science Center staff but also with community partners in the planning and implementation of programs and events for teens.

Since the inception in 2017, Arizona Science Center’s Teen Advisory Board has engaged more than 4,283youth, ages 13-18-year-olds, in hands-on STEM learning opportunities.


Arizona Science Center

Now Accepting Applications

Apply today to join the 2021-2022 Teen Advisory Board

Application opens: May 1, 2021

Application closes: May 20, 2021

As part of the application process, all applicants must submit two recommendations from a teacher, administrator, and/or coach as well as a personal statement explaining why they are interested in joining the Board and what they believe they can contribute. Additionally, applicants may be interviewed by Arizona Science Center staff and graduating Board members in early June.

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Teens Advisory Board Events

For Teens, By Teens!

Arizona Science Center’s Teen Advisory Board is hosting a series of three virtual workshops focused on Preparing for College. Each event will consist of Teen Advisory Board members moderating a panel of experts providing pertinent information as well as answering questions from participants.

College Series #1: Financing College

College Series #2: College Admissions

College Series #3: Finding the Right Fit


What do Teens Advisory Board members do?

  • Participate in meetings, as well as respond promptly to periodic email requests for input and feedback
  • Actively assist in organizing program-oriented events and activities at the Science Center
  • Serve as ambassadors/leaders on the board, leading by example
  • Promote Teen events happening at the Center
  • Provide ideas, insights, and feedback on new programs

2020-2021 Teen Advisory Board Members

Afzal Ariff
Bianca Ashar
Anaya Bhargavi Kodali
Anisa Bostros
Annika Bridge
Sohan Chollera
Raafat Dallal
Lindsay Davis
Annamaria Heredia-Alvarez
Ethan Kennedy
Sidney Kizer
Senou Kounouho
Ryan Loo
Makayla Lovelace
Manuel Martinez
Naina Misra
Molly Moody
Amalia Nevarez
Claire Novak
Khushi Patel
Suhani Patel
Tate Peterson
Abigail Post
Emma Post
Jadeyn Revere
Alex Roberts
Chloe Rozalsky
Sohani Sandhu
Preslee Spetrini
Sai Srihaas Potu
Soham Suthar
Taylani Tran

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