SARSEF Launches a Platform for Arizona Schools to Host Science Fairs Online for FreeDecember 8, 2020
The Tucson-based nonprofit SARSEF has released an online platform called SARSEF School Fairs
for Arizona schools to host virtual science fairs for free, giving students an opportunity to
showcase their science and engineering projects online.
School Fair Directors can register their schools, upload projects, and open the virtual Exhibit
Hall to caregivers, relatives, fair judges, and friends so they can view the projects and help
celebrate Arizona’s student scientists and engineers.
“I am most proud of how it provides a free way to showcase the incredible science of Arizona
students. In this time of strained resources, it means a lot that we are able to offer a free
solution for science fairs to still have a place in schools,” shared Danniey Wright. “Otherwise,
we know fairs could potentially go on the chopping block. But the fairs are important to
continue to engage students in active research.”
Wright is Volunteer and Events Manager at SARSEF as well as Fair Director for their regional science and engineering fair.
Projects can be uploaded in the same PDF format that will be accepted by the SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair. Every school has its own password-protected virtual project floor, and once winners are selected, Fair Directors can indicate what projects have won with virtual trophies that will display by the project on the site.
SARSEF’s regional science and engineering fair will take place virtually March 1 through March 6. Arizona’s state science and engineering fair will also be virtual and will be March 29 through April 3.
The site can be visited at schoolfairs.sarsef.org. For more information about SARSEF School Fairs or SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair, contact Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://sarsef.org SARSEF was formed in 1955 in an effort to increase student interest in the field of science. The mission of SARSEF is to teach Arizona’s Pre-K-12 grade students critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through inquiry-based learning and research. SARSEF accomplishes this mission through a variety of programming including SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair Week, educational outreach programs with an emphasis on underrepresented populations in the sciences, teacher professional development, ACES Camp for Middle School girls, Racing the Sun, and Arizona STEM Adventure.