2023 Chandler Innovation Fair Highlights

Chandler Innovation Fair

  • The STEAM and science culture of CUSD serves to ignite students’ natural curiosity about the world. The Chandler Innovation Fair provides ALL students an opportunity to use that curiosity to explore, discover, and present. We build and utilize community partnerships to support students as they innovate, investigate, and problem-solve solutions in a rapidly changing world.

    CIF goes beyond traditional science and engineering fairs to encourage innovation in a range of categories that cut across multiple content areas.  Chandler has been hosting the Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineer Fair for decades.  We realized pathways into STEM careers are becoming more diverse and our solution was to expand the fair to include categories for Project-Based Learning, Computer Science, Robotics, Invention Convention, and Arts.  The student-centric fair incorporates opportunities for students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) to showcase their skills in authentic learning experiences.

    Partnering with professional organizations and businesses in the area gives our students the chance to see how STEM skills are applied in the workforce.  Working professionals willing to share their journey and experiences can have a profound and positive effect on helping inspire our students to continue with their love of science, technology, engineering, math, and innovation! 

Contact Us

  • If you have any questions, please contact the Chandler Innovation Fair Coordinator.

    Shannon Prince

    480-224-3710

    prince.shannon@cusd80.com

     

    Teachers: Sign-in to the website to access teacher pages and additional resources.    

2024 Chandler Innovation Fair (CIF)

  • Chandler Innovation Fair Logo

    Chandler Innovation Fair (CIF)
    February 22, 2025
    Downtown Chandler: 3 S. Arizona Ave.
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The 2024-2025 Chandler Innovation Fair will be a STEAM held as a joint event with the City of Chandler.

Exhibitor Registration

  • CUSD Schools, Community Organizations, and local businesses that will be setting up a display or activity at the Innovation Fair can register with the City of Chandler. The registration link will be open in August 2024.

     

Virtual Display in zFairs

  • ZFairs LogoAll student projects will be displayed in zFairs.  Students will work with their teacher and site CIF coordinator to upload their projects for display.  Students needing IRB approval will complete the IRB paperwork and receive approval through zFairs.

    Students and teachers who used zFairs last year will need to create new accounts this year.  Also, new for 2024-25 are separate zFairs platforms for HISEF and the Innovation categories.  Directions are included on our zFairs landing page. The link for zFairs will be available in October 2024. 

CIF Category Descriptions

  • Chandler Innovation Fair
  • Hamilton Invitational Science & Engineering Fair
  • Project Based Learning
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics
  • Invention Convention
  • STEAM - Fine Arts

Find your school's coordinator

  • Is your student interested in participating in the Chandler Innovation Fair?  All of CUSD's schools offer their students a chance to participate.  If you have questions about your school and particpation in the Chandler Innovation Fair please contact the sites CIF Coordinator. Please use the site directory below to find the Chandler Innovation Fair coordinator for your child's school.

Site Coordinator Directory

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  • ACP - High School
  • ACP - Middle School
  • ACP Middle School
  • Andersen Elementary
  • Andersen Junior High
  • Anderson Junior High
  • Auxier Elementary
  • Basha - AMS
  • Basha Elementary
  • Basha High School
  • Bogle Junior High
  • Bologna Elementary
  • Carlson Elementary
  • Casteel
  • Chandler Early College
  • Chandler High School
  • Chandler Online Academy
  • Chandler Online Academy K-6
  • Chandler Unified School District
  • Conley
  • CTA Freedom
  • CTA Goodman
  • CTA Humphrey
  • CTA Independence
  • CTA Liberty
  • Elite Performance Academy
  • Frye Elementary
  • Fulton
  • Galveston Elementary
  • Haley Elementary
  • Hamilton High School
  • Hancock
  • Hancock Elementary
  • Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary
  • Hull Elementary
  • Jacobson Elementary
  • Knox Gifted Academy
  • Navarrete Elementary
  • Patterson Elementary
  • Payne Junior High
  • Perry High School
  • Rice Elementary
  • Riggs Elementary
  • Ryan Elementary
  • San Marcos Elementary
  • Sanborn Elementary
  • Santan Elementary
  • Santan Junior High
  • Shumway Leadership Academy
  • Tarwater Elementary
  • Weinberg Gifted Academy
  • Willis Junior High
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