Chandler Innovation Fair

Saturday, February 24, 2024
|
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Add to Calendar 2024-02-24 10:00:00 2024-07-20 13:03:47 Chandler Innovation Fair Every February, Chandler celebrates the exploration of invention. The Chandler Innovation Fair (CIF) showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators in the community as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival. Now in its 13th year, we are continuing to partner with the Chandler Unified School District's Innovation Fair, which brings about greater district participation. This free event offers unique opportunities for attendees to explore the discoveries of science engineered in their own backyard and taught in Chandler Unified schools. Chandler uses 'sneaky science' by entertaining the whole family while explaining how science is important to daily life. Mark your calendar for next year's Chandler Innovation Fair, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2025!   City of Chandler info@chandleraz.gov America/Phoenix public

Every February, Chandler celebrates the exploration of invention. The Chandler Innovation Fair (CIF) showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators in the community as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival.

Now in its 13th year, we are continuing to partner with the Chandler Unified School District's Innovation Fair, which brings about greater district participation.

This free event offers unique opportunities for attendees to explore the discoveries of science engineered in their own backyard and taught in Chandler Unified schools. Chandler uses 'sneaky science' by entertaining the whole family while explaining how science is important to daily life.

Mark your calendar for next year's Chandler Innovation Fair, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2025!

 

Stage Performers

  • 10 a.m. | Hamilton’s Orchestra’s Community Outreach
  • 11 a.m. | Welcome from Mayor Kevin Hartke and Chandler City Council
  • 11:05 a.m. | Bogle Junior High Jazz Band
  • 11:50 a.m. | Choir performances
    • Apache Junction High School 
    • Arizona College Prep Middle School
    • Willis Junior High
  • 12:20 p.m. | Weinberg Gifted Academy Student Talent Showcase
  • 1:05 p.m. | Perry and Chandler High School Dance
  • 1:35 p.m. | Chandler Traditional Academy Voice of Liberty

Ramada Performance

  • 10:05 a.m. | Basha Science is Fun
  • 11:05 a.m. | Santan Junior High School
  • 11:55 a.m. | Payne Cadet Orchestra 
  • 2024 Men’s Final Four Fan Jam Truck
  • A Storybook World, Inc.
  • All of Us Research Program/University of Arizona/Banner Health
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association AZ
  • Andersen Elementary 
  • Andersen Junior High School
  • Arizona Cactus Pine Girl Scout Council
  • Arizona College Prep Digital Photography
  • Arizona College Prep High School
  • Arizona College Prep Middle School
  • Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations
  • Arizona Farm Bureau – Agriculture in the Classroom
  • Arizona State Parks & Trails
  • Arizona State University – ASU Chandler Innovation Center
  • Arizona State University - Chandler Endeavor
  • Arizona State University College of Global Futures (Sustainability, Future for Innovation in Society, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Ocean Futures)
  • Arizona State University College of Health Solutions
  • Arizona State University College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
  • ASHRAE Central Arizona
  • ASML - Sponsor
  • Auxier Elementary 
  • AZFirst
  • Basha Elementary
  • Basha High School Digital Photography
  • Basha High School ICON FBLA Club
  • Basha High School Science is Fun
  • Basha HOSA
  • Bologna Elementary
  • Bogle Jr High School
  • Bot Build & Bash
  • Bricks 4 Kidz
  • Cancer Education Organization at ASU
  • Carlson Elementary
  • Casteel High School
  • Casteel High School Film Department
  • Challenge Island Chandler
  • Chandanshamala Library
  • Chandler Care Center
  • Chandler Education Foundation
  • Chandler Ham Radio Club
  • Chandler High School Auto Club
  • Chandler High School Future Business Leaders of America
  • Chandler High School Students in STEMM Club
  • Chandler High School
  • Chandler Online Academy
  • Chandler Public Library
  • Chandler Symphony Orchestra
  • Chandler Traditional
  • Chandler Traditional Academy Freedom Campus
  • Academy Independence Campus
  • Chandler Traditional Academy & Elite Performance Academy Humphrey Campus
  • Chandler Traditional Academy Goodman Campus
  • Chandler Traditional Academy Liberty Campus
  • Chandler Unified School District Career & Technical Education Professions 
  • Chandler Unified School District Culinary Programs
  • Chandler Unified School District EdTech
  • Chandler Unified School District EdTech Minecraft
  • Chandler Unified School District EdTech Vex IQ
  • Chandler Unified School District Medical Professions
  • Cirrus Logic
  • City of Chandler - Forensic Services
  • City of Chandler - Solid Waste Services
  • City of Chandler - Stormwater
  • City of Chandler - Vision Gallery
  • City of Chandler - Water Conservation
  • Comtech
  • Conley Elementary
  • Degrees of Freedom FRC 6413
  • Desert Mountain High School
  • Earth and Space Expedition Center
  • Education Empowers Inc
  • Edwards Vacuum - Sponsor
  • Engineering for Kids

 

  • FarmVille Pediatric Dentistry
  • First Things First - Sponsor
  • Frye Elementary
  • Fulton Elementary
  • Galveston Elementary 
  • GameTruck East Valley
  • Girls on the Run Serving Maricopa & Pinal Counties
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Haley Elementary
  • Hamilton High School Art Club
  • Hamilton STEM Club
  • Hancock Elementary
  • Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary
  • Hull Elementary
  • I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project
  • iCode Chandler
  • Indigenous Education Program
  • Instructional Resource Center
  • Intel Corporation - Sponsor
  • Jacobson Elementary
  • Knox Gifted Academy
  • Kumon math and Reading Center 
  • Maricopa County Air Quality Department
  • Maricopa County Stormwater Quality Program
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
  • Microchip Technology, Inc. - Sponsor
  • Milano Music
  • Mining and Minerals Program U of A
  • MJS Designs
  • Navarrete Elementary
  • NDK Professional DJ Service LLC
  • Nerd Power
  • Nerding: STEM Classes for Kids
  • NMG Aerospace
  • Northrop Grumman - Sponsor
  • NXP - Sponsor
  • Paradise Earth Academy
  • Patricia Pocock
  • Patterson Elementary
  • Payne Junior High School
  • Perry High Fashion Club
  • Perry High School
  • Persevere
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - Sponsor
  • Play-Well TEKnologies
  • Republic Services
  • Rice Elementary
  • Riggs Elementary
  • Ryan Elementary
  • Salt River Project - Sponsor
  • San Marcos Elementary
  • Sanborn Elementary
  • Santan Elementary
  • Santan Junior High School
  • Shumway Leadership Academy
  • Soccer Shots
  • Solving Technicalities with Imagination, Innovation, and eXcitement 
  • SparCQS - NAU
  • Sundt Construction - Sponsor
  • Swift Youth Foundation
  • Tarwater Elementary
  • UArizona CAST
  • uBreakiFix by Asurion
  • University of Arizona Chandler
  • University of Arizona College of Nursing
  • USA Skateland, Chandler
  • Valley Christian Schools - FIRST Robotics team
  • Valley of the Sun Electric Vehicle Association
  • Weinberg Gifted Academy
  • Willis Jr. High School
  • WM of Arizona - Sponsor 
  • Woz ED - Sponsor

 

 

 

 

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Food Vendors

  • Amigos AZ
  • Jasperz Island Fusion Cuisine
  • KEV-OG'Z Hot Dog Cart
  • Minburi Thai
  • Wiki-licious

Once again, all K-12 schools in the city's boundaries are welcome to participate in the Annual Chandler Innovation Fair Competition. Six winning teams will be awarded a $500 prize that will be presented to their school’s science club or program for the most educational, most creative and most passionate projects.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2024 Chandler Innovation Fair science competition: 

 

High School Category

Arizona College Prep High School (tie)

The Arizona College Prep High School booth was a display to true STEAM promotion that included Science and Innovation projects, a NASA ambassador display, a reptile petting exhibit, HOSA activities from the student group HOSA, an art and ceramics display and a much sought after egg drop contest.

 

Hamilton High School STEM Club (tie)

Hamilton High School STEM Club used balloons, fur, silk, rubber rods, glass rods, paper and aluminum and an electroscope to have participants investigate the variables that influenced static electricity and the attraction/repulsion of objects after electrons move from one object to another.

 

Valley Christian High School (tie)

The Valley Christian High School exhibit featured an interactive display of technology using three robots they designed, built, and programmed. They showcased the FIRST Robotics program, whose mission is to promote STEM to our community, by demonstrating features of the robots and letting the audience drive them. They also discussed the engineering process with spectators and encouraged youth to continue developing their existing talents and embrace new challenges through STEM.

 

Junior High Category

Santan Junior High

Santan Jr. High Jaguar’s booth included an art station for students to create artwork through chemical reactions, microscopes to view a variety of organisms, robots from our robotics club, and a large track to race pinewood derby cars.

 

Willis Junior High

Willis Jr. High had several displays of student’s science fair project boards from experiments they completed during the school year, but the focus of their booth was on the physical and chemical changes that create slime. The students took the helm at the demonstration booth by helping visitors create their own slime, describing the process, and explaining the interaction of the materials that make the slime slimy!

 

Elementary School Category

Bolonga Elementary

Rudy G. Bologna Elementary School “Scorpions” showed off their Lego models and engineering knowledge.  attendees who visited the Scorpions' booth were able to choose their favorite color to make slime!  While other visitors created parachutes for their favorite animal or pipe cleaner figure

 

Rice Elementary

At the Chandler Innovation Fair, Rice Elementary’s booth reflected their school’s focus on sustainability. They had a make-and-take Egg Head project that the community could participate in along with worms from our school garden for everyone to learn more about.

 

 

Free parking is available at The Johnathan parking garage (south of Buffalo Street, east of Arizona Avenue) and The Alexander parking garage (north of Boston Street, east of Arizona Avenue). To view a map of the free parking garages in the Downtown, visit Chandler Parking.

Event Sponsors

Co-Host

CUSD