SARSEF 2014 Winners

The 2015 Fair is Almost Here!

Fair Start Date / Set-up: 2015-03-09 12:00:00 2015-03-09 20:00:00 7 SARSEF 2015 - Fair Start Date / Set-up For more info, go to false DD-MM-YYYY
Monday March 9, 2015
Noon to 8:00pm
Judging Date: 2015-03-10 2015-03-10 7 SARSEF 2015 - Judging Date For more info, go to true DD-MM-YYYY
Tuesday March 10
Gr. 6-8 Interviews: 2015-03-10 11:30:00 2015-03-10 12:30:00 7 SARSEF 2015 - Gr. 6-8 Interviews For more info, go to false DD-MM-YYYY
Tuesday March 10
11:30am to 12:30pm
High School Interviews: 2015-03-10 13:00:00 2015-03-10 16:00:00 7 SARSEF 2015 - High School Interviews For more info, go to false DD-MM-YYYY
Tuesday March 10
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Future Innovators Night: 2015-03-11 17:30:00 2015-03-11 20:00:00 7 SARSEF 2015 - Future Innovators Night For more info, go to false DD-MM-YYYY
Wednesday March 11
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Winners Announced: 2015-03-11 20:00:00 2015-03-11 20:00:00 7 SARSEF 2015 - Winners Announced For more info, go to false DD-MM-YYYY
Wednesday March 11
Awards Ceremony Gr. K-5: 2015-03-12 18:30:00 2015-03-12 18:30:00 7 SARSEF 2015 - Awards Ceremony Gr. K-5 For more info, go to false DD-MM-YYYY
Thursday March 12
Awards Ceremony Gr. 6-12: 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 7 SARSEF 2015 - Awards Ceremony Gr. 6-12 For more info, go to true DD-MM-YYYY
Friday March 13
Fair End Date: 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 7 SARSEF 2015 - Fair End Date For more info, go to true DD-MM-YYYY
Saturday March 14, 2015

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Meet Your Future – SARSEF Fair is Coming!  

Ever wonder who will be the engineer that invents the latest device that makes life easier in ten years? Or the doctor who will soon be taking care of you?

Why wait? You can come meet them now!  75,000 students in Kindergarten through high school are currently hurrying to complete their research projects in order to be considered for SARSEF’s Fair Week –March 9-14, 2015.


See for Yourself: 

SARSEF invites the community to see what the top Kindergarten through High School students from throughout Southern Arizona are researching.

Become a judge: March 10th. Sign up at:  Or volunteer:

And come view the top research projects at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave, Tucson AZ 85701, from Wednesday, March 11th to Friday, March 13th, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Admission is FREE!

The youngest researchers investigate such problems as what caterpillars like to eat, puzzle about the planets, and whether your pet has a paw preference. Older students are investigating such important issues as the antibacterial effect of creosote tea, energy saving power sources and how to help children with autism.

Cox Communication Future Innovator Night at SARSEF

For an evening filled with live entertainment, hand-on science, and demonstrations in every field of science and engineering, bring your family to SARSEF for Cox Communication’s Future Innovators Night at the Tucson Convention Center on March 11, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. FREE!

Make a comet, watch physics in action, generate energy, create potions and handle live animals. SARSEF invites all past, present and future scientist and engineer in Southern Arizona to attend.  There will be demonstrations, a submarine, raffles, Stormtroopers, a Treasure Hunt and more!  While there, enjoy the top 2,000 students showcasing their research on this night, as well.


The Science AIMS scores for schools that participated in SARSEF were higher than the average scores of others in the state at all tested levels!  Over the years, SARSEF winners have gone on to compete at national and international science and engineering events, and have become expert critical thinkers, talented scholars and world-class scientists. Come find out why!

Students Took the 2015 SARSEF Challenge:  They Chose a Science Project That Helps Our Community

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, SARSEF will be awarding additional prizes for projects that address a challenge faced by our community.  Many students chose a project that explored a solution!  We asked them to:

Environment: Help preserve the environment for the future of the species that share it with us. Find ways to use our natural resources more efficiently. Discover ways to fight pollution.

Health and Medicine: Explore nutrition, snacking and the effects of exercise. Work in a lab to advance research on diseases.

Elder Care: Worry about your grandparents? See what they could do to improve the quality of their grandparents’ lives. Ask about their traditional ways of handling problems and test them against modern ones.

Disabilities:  Be concerned about someone who struggles with their disability. Invent a device that makes their life easier!

Animal Welfare:  Choose a project that helps pets live happier lives!

Poverty: Reduce the struggles that so many of our citizens struggle with due to poverty. Explore ways to make lives a little better in some way.

Education: Have ideas to make learning more fun, easier or less expensive. Test them out!

SARSEF wanted STUDENTS to be a part of the solution to the most pressing problems in our community this year.  We can all help make the next 60 years AMAZING!

Please read the SARSEF sections under the Student icons above or the FAQ section to find out more and then if you still have questions, please contact us.

Empowering Southern Arizona's K-12 students to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math