Introducing Augmented Reality Science Fair

There is a virtual learning gap that has been highlighted during the crisis and must be addressed for our students to succeed. Covid-19 accelerated the adoption of new technologies faster than at any point in history. Equally as important, never before in history, as demonstrated during the pandemic, have trust and understanding in science been more critical. Both science and technology are at the intersection of global competitiveness and the existence of humanity. How we prepare and engage the next generation to choose STEM and technology pathways is critical to the future success of our workforce and employers.

AR Science Fair World

We have big plans for 2021-2022!

If you are a student who is planning to compete in your school’s science fair then you definitely want to join our competition. We will work with your school to ensure you receive the proper training on how to take your science fair to the next level.

Please take a moment a fill out our Pre-Registration form. 

Countries Registered

Jawaher BinmaniaIndonesia
Mary MuoloIndonesia
Rahmatullah, S. PdIndonesia
Jennifer AdamsIndonesia
Lara RolloItalia
RosyidahItalia
Chandoul NoureddineItalia
Muhamma Nurfirdaus NarawiKingdom Saudi Arabia
Nurainna Binti MazlanMalaysia
Hasan BasriMalaysia
Anna DrewesMalaysia
Nathanael MeysTunisia
Erica ValadezTunisia
Valeria CutrìTunisie
Boutheina Ben AliUSA
Rahmat SetiawanUSA
Hanafiah Bin Eddy Chong JunairiUSA
Radwane BouzaieneUSA

About ARSF

To put it simply we are revamping science fairs to provide students with digital platforms and experiences to build skills while showcasing innovative solutions to solve real-world problems.

Science fair formats have remained constant but we have not been able to generate significant participant growth in recent years. Students research a hypothesis, run procedures, validate results, reach conclusions/findings; and assemble findings on poster boards in order to physically present in front of judges who determine who advances to regionals, state, and nationals. If this sounds all too familiar, it’s because, as active education leaders, science fair organizers, and past judges, we can affirm, not much has changed to the educational competition framework. 

According to (https://www.societyforscience.org) Edward W. Scripps, a renowned journalist, and William Emerson Ritter, a California zoologist, founded Science Service in 1921 with the goal of keeping the public informed of scientific achievements. They later created “The Science Talent Search,” which would eventually transition into today’s science fair model. 

The Augmented Reality Science Fair (ARSF) is a first-of-its-kind model that complements the traditional science fair by introducing augmented reality to student research and innovations. The pilot project was seed sponsored in 2020 by Microsoft and El Paso Electric Company. 

ARSF introduces students to new technologies, supports STEM learning, and showcases innovative ed-tech solutions to global challenges. ARSF electrolyzes the science fair process by allowing students to submit projects electronically and display AR projects via an app. Furthermore, ARSF was architected to prospectively align and expand with the Texas Science Fair and extend with the International Science Fair.

ARSF Key Objectives in building students’ STEM interest:

  • Brings together science and technology in an accessible, innovative competition format engaging students in science, business, and information technology pathways. 
  • Promotes interdisciplinary coursework through project-based learning and enhanced understanding of science inquiry and fields.
  • Leverage science and technology integration to help students dream of becoming career leaders in science and technology.
  • Enhance communication and presentation skills through virtual science fair days.

At the completion of each program year, the proposed project will include the design and distribution of an interactive science fair yearbook that showcases student innovations. 

How to Experience the 2020 ARSF Yearbook

Apple users:

  1. Open your App Store
  2. Tap Search
  3. Type “Assemblr EDU” on the search bar
  4. Tap Get, then tap Install
  5. Tap Open
  6. Login with your Assemblr EDU account, and get ready to explore the platform!

Android users:

  1. Open your App Store
  2. Type “Assemblr EDU” on the search bar
  3. Tap Install, and wait for the app to get installed
  4. Once it’s finished, tap Open
  5. Login with your Assemblr EDU account, and get ready to explore the platform!
ARSF App Download

What Teens Said About ARSF 2020

“It was very interactive!”

– student competitor

“Keeping up with new technology is great?!”

– student competitor

 

“I liked that I got to try this new form of reality. I have heard about augmented reality but I had never actually tried it so that was interesting. There’s a lot that can be done with AR, so I still need more practice but I will definitely keep trying to learn.”

– student competitor

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