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Join SARSEF at the Tucson Festival of Books

It’s a busy week for SARSEF as we run the Regional Science and Engineering Fair showcasing the work of over 5,000 Arizona students! We will be seeing many of you at the Fair, including the SARSEF Awards and Expo on Saturday, March 9, 10:00 am-3:30 pm at Reid Park, but did you know you can also find us at the Tucson Festival of Books?

Science and reading have always gone hand and hand at SARSEF. We love reading, and we share that love with the students in our programs. Not only that, but we can tell that the student scientists and engineers who participate in the SARSEF Fair are curious about books too. Many SARSEF participants use books for research, and some even ask questions about books or reading for their project!

One project by a preschool class was about whether an A.I. program could successfully create a story that a preschool audience enjoyed. A project by a third grader compared playing video games to reading a book and found that reading a book lowers your blood pressure while playing video games raises it. A fifth grader wanted to read a book without an external light source, so they set out to create a book that would glow.

We look forward to sharing our love of science and books with you this coming weekend, March 9 – 10, at the Festival of Books. SARSEF will be hosting a Science Cafe on the Science Cafe on Sunday, March 10 at 12:15pm. Join us for conversations hosted by SARSEF’s CEO, Julie Euber with former and current International Science and Engineering Fair finalists. Past finalists will talk about their experiences growing up as scientists and engineers and offer their encouragement and advice to current finalists who will have found out that they were selected the day before at SARSEF’s Awards Ceremony and Expo!