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

Rating: 5 stars  

Q: How to help community members to understand the value of our effort to improve scinece deucation and put our youngsters on the path to better paying jobs, ultimatly changing our community'sreprestation as a low-wage town -- one that loses efforats to bring more manufacturing to the area due to an insufficient skilled workforce? A: Create a Mayors' Future Innovators Night during Fair week to allow parents and teachers to see the work of othors and to recogioze the value of competition to get kids hooked on science and math early in their academic careers. Big names and a major sponsor helped draw the crowds; games, hands-on activities and gimmicks kept them involved and entertained. But this is just one small example of creativioty and innovation of the SciEnTek012 Foudnation. The key to the overall success of SARSEF students over the years, and what has kept the organization's Fair alive for more than 40 years is the strong, perservering and dedicated leadership of this all-volunteer effort -- a more valuable asset than any single sponsosr, funder or other asset.

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

many ways -- through the success of its students and the dedication of its volunteer leadership. I know of no other organization that has relied completely on volunteers that has achieved the successes and longevitiy of SciEnTek-12 and its programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I helped coordinate a first-time event to help parents, teachers nd the public learn more about an important educational and economic development resource in our community, our week-long outhern ARizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF)..