Science is Fun and Awesome (SiFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education to the island youth through fun, hands-on activities and innovative projects. SiFA was chartered in 2013 by Dr. Anthony Jay Sunga, Ph.D. to realize his dream of building a love of learning related to the STEAM fields. The organization has since conducted numerous programs for kids elementary through high school including science symposiums, field trips, and peer collaborations. The amount of work done in the area has given SiFA the distinguished designation of being the official partner of two FIRST® programs.
FIRST in the Pacific
SiFA is the affiliate partner of FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. (FLL Jr.) in the Pacific region. While the presence of FIRST in the region began prior to the partnership, it was in 2015 when the FIRST LEGO League program continued under SiFA. Since then it has become a yearly event hosted by the organization, involving hundreds of students each year. This 2017/2018 season, the partnership is expanding participation to incorporate outer islands including the CNMI, American Samoa, and Palau and also introduce the addition of the FIRST LEGO League Jr. program.