The city of Chandler and Chandler USD are hosting the annual Chandler Innovation Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 19. The one-day, hands-on event will be in downtown Chandler at 178 E. Commonwealth Ave. between Buffalo and Boston streets along Commonwealth Avenue, according to a news release from the city.
For years, both entities have hosted similar events during the same month and are combining efforts to collaboratively inspire youth to discover a love for or a future career in science, technology, engineering, math and innovation, according to the release.
More than 65 exhibitors from CUSD schools and local technology companies will participate to demonstrate the basics of science and the impact it has on daily life. There will be plenty of hands-on activities as engineers and other working professionals, student makers and innovators showcase new experiments and science concepts.
Event sponsor Northrop Grumman will launch a model rocket every hour, and its scientists and engineers will have nearly 30 interactive activities on display, according to the release. Northrop Grumman also will have a passport for kids to earn stamps as they complete each activity, including displays and experiments from CUSD.
The Chandler Innovation Fair is part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide movement to promote and celebrate science and to earn recognition for Arizona as a science and technology hub, according to the release.
Free parking for the event is available at The Johnathan parking garage south of Buffalo Street and east of Arizona Avenue or The Alexander parking garage north of Boston Street and east of Arizona Avenue.
For a complete list of exhibitors, visit chandleraz.gov/science.