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Students compete in Arizona Science and Engineering State Fair

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  • Michele Meyer/Arizona Science Center

Student Being Judged On His Project At Arizona Science And Engineering Fair

The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair, managed by Arizona Science Center, brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county and
regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships.

Over 1000 students from around the state, in fifth through twelfth grades will compete in this year’s state science fair.

Students compete in Arizona Science and Engineering State Fair ArizonaScienceAndEngineeringFairHP

A student in the Junior Division of the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair being judged on his project. Photo courtesy Shannon Sowby/Arizona Science Center

The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair taking place May 10–15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA.

One of last year’s AzSEF winners, Sarah Galvin of Corona del Sol High School, went on to compete at ISEF and won a trip to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar as well as the Nobel Prize ceremonies.

This year’s AzSEF competition will include students like Anvita Gupta who was one of the three students from Arizona to attend the White House Science Fair.

Anvita “Used artificial intelligence and biochemistry to identify potential treatments for cancer, tuberculosis, Ebola.  What she’s done is she’s developed an algorithm that could potentially significantly speed up the process of finding drugs that might work against these diseases,” said President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair.

Click here for photos from last year’s Arizona Science and Engineering Fair

These students participating in the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair have inspirational stories on why they did the project submitted and what they intend to do as the future innovators and scientists who can make a difference in Arizona.

WHAT: On April 8, over 300 judges who will interview juniors and seniors about their projects in the morning and afternoon.

The public is invited to attend on Wednesday, April 8, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to explore AzSEF entries and enjoy hands-on/minds-on STEM activities orchestrated by AzSEF partners during AzSEF Public Day. Beginning at 4 p.m., the public will be able to view student projects.

AzSEF sponsors include Intel, Arizona State University, SciTech Festival, GoDaddy, Northern Arizona University, Craig and Barbara Barrett Foundation, ASU Rob and Melani  Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Grand Canyon University, Southwest Gas, SRP, Broadcom MASTERS, Helios Education Foundation

WHEN: April 8, 2015, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Phoenix Convention Center, 185 N. Second St., Phoenix 85004

About Arizona Science Center
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and engage curious through science. The purpose of the professional learning and development department is to advance educational leadership, quality teaching, and parent & community engagement for student learning. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium and a five-story IMAX® theater.

For more information, visit or call 602-716-2000.