SAHUARITA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - High school students in Sahuarita will be competing for SciTech's Scientist award this weekend.
This will be a chance for students from Sahuarita High School Career Technical Education (CTE) to showcase their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects.
Among the demonstrations will be robotics, chemistry and even photography as they compete for the Scientist Award. Judges will decide the winner based on creativity, preparation, professionalism, as well as understanding of CTE career goals and presentation skills.
The class with the highest overall score will receive the $500 cash prize from Jim Click Ford of Sahuarita and Green Valley.
"The SciTech Festival is collaboration among the school district, business leaders and economic development organizations with this purpose: ensuring that technology and innovation are part of our children's future and our community's future," stated event organizer and Sahuarita economic development manager Victor Gonzalez, in a recent news release.
Sahuarita's SciTech Scientist Contest will take place on Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Desert Diamond Casino (1100 W. Pima Mine Rd.)