Arizona Technology Council Foundation Announces Grand Award Winners of 2012 Arizona Science & Engineering Fair
2012 MAY 6 - (VerticalNews.com) -- The Arizona Technology Council Foundation (http://www.aztechcouncil.org/) has announced the grand award winners of the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) (http://azsef.org/), now in its sixth year. The event was held at the Phoenix Convention Center April 2-4, 2012.
"We congratulate all of the students who participated in this exceptional educational program," said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "AzSEF is actually a year round effort that promotes student understanding of the scientific process while developing relevant research that can have a positive impact on communities, the state, and even provide global applications."
Each year schools throughout the state select their most notable scholars in grades 5-12 to present in one of the 17 scientific categories. Grand Award winners and their teachers advance to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition being held in Pittsburgh in 2012 with all expenses paid. Phoenix has been selected as the site of the 2013, 2016, and 2019 ISEF.
"We are extremely proud of the students and the efforts they put forth for this year's Fair," said Phillip Huebner, director, AzSEF. "The research that these students are doing is the cornerstone of them developing an interest in pursuing a science, engineering, technology or math (STEM) career that is so vital to our economic development."
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