El Paso-based STTE Foundation is premiering its Augmented Reality Science Fair (ARSF), a first-ever endeavor that introduces students to new technologies and supports STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) learning.
Organizers share that the competition also aims to showcase top science fair projects in an augmented reality book that will be distributed to promote science.
“This year, when COVID-19 hit, we were inspired to develop an innovative program for science fairs. Traditional science fairs have seen little programmatic changes over the years and COVID-19 has stalled the ability to congregate and have expos,” said Joseph
Sapien, STTE Executive Director. “This created a problem that needed to be solved, and that is where augmented reality is helping us inspire and excite students while providing a platform to participate in a fully remote science fair.”
Submissions for the competition can be based on individual or group student projects that have already been completed during the academic year.
Participants will be required to download the Assemblr app in order to register and submit projects with a chance to win cash, gift cards
and be featured in the ARSF book.
AUGMENTED REALITY SCIENCE FAIR | Sponsors: Microsoft and El Paso Electric
Texas and Southern New Mexico Middle/High School Students
Registration and Information: ARScienceFair.com
Deadline: April 30, 2021