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Review for SARSEF: S. AZ Research, Science & Engineering Foundation (SciEnTeK-12), Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The SciEnTek-12 Foundation is an important part of my professional and personal life. As a new teacher, many years ago, I was terrified of science. One of my mentors encouraged me to enter the SARSEF science fair. The information provided was clear and the experience rewarding. One of my favorite projects that a class created was "If you are happy and you know it, will your face really show it?" The kindergarten class took a favorite song and applied the scientific method to it and discovered through observation and testing that yes, if you are happy and you know it your face will really show it. It was especially powerful for my students on the autism spectrum. As a parent, the science fair has encouraged a lifelong love of science in my 12 year old. He won prizes in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade and cannot wait to enter as a middle school student.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization has inspired many students to explore and enjoy science. Viewing the projects at the science fair encourages inquiry and excitement.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I want to commend all of the volunteers who make this possible.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way they help bring science to everyone.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to donate

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of public interest and the feeling that participation is too difficult

One thing I'd also say is that...

it is great to have an organization that meets me at my job and in my family.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & As a teacher, my class has participated in each fair for over 10 years. As a parent, the science fair has encouraged a life long love of science in my 12 year old.