Russ Kasch began Marshall Elementary School's first science fair 28 years ago. For those of you keeping count, this is longer than the Flagstaff Festival of Science has been around! Above, Russ is with Janelle Reasor, Marshall's Art and Science Coordinator, who will have to take over the reins when Russ retires this spring.
Russ has led the science fair every year since inception. He has grown the fair by including all students, and enriched the process by having the science fair judges interview all the 4th and 5th grade students on their scientific investigations.
Thank you to the following Marshall Art and Science Magnet Elementary science fair judges: Dr. G Kent Colbath (GKC Geoscience LLC), Karen Haubensak (NAU Department of Forestry), Jeff Jenness (Museum of Northern Arizona), Roy Lopez (US Forest Service), Candyce Martinez (Marshall Magnet), Maria Mather (Museum of Northern Arizona), Steven Rossi (National Park Service), and Jamie Sanderlin (US Forest Service).
STEM City offers sincere congratulations on this successful and sustained endeavor, and wishes Russ the very best in his retirement!