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Every child. Thinking critically. Solving problems.

SARSEF’s mission is creating Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering.

160 schools participated in SARSEF’s goal to provide quality STEM education to students in the 2020 – 2021 school year

54,000 Arizona students participated in one or more of SARSEF’s critical thinking programs in the 2020 – 2021 school year

$127,534 in scholarships and awards to students to attract and retain their interest in STEM fields in 2021

SARSEF programs teach critical thinking

Every SARSEF program uniquely prepares students for the future by giving them the tools and support they need to think like scientists and engineers, opening up career opportunities and helping them become informed citizens.

  • Workshops and Outreach
  • Competitions
  • STEM Exploration
  • Mentoring
  • Teacher Professional Development

SARSEF’s impact

Students from SARSEF go on to become our neurosurgeons, cancer researchers, engineers, wildlife conservationists, veterinarians, teachers and professors, journalists, and so much more – all professions that require the critical thinking skills SARSEF provides.

27,815 students directly benefit from SARSEF’s in-school programs in the 2020 – 2021 school year

15% higher state test scores at schools that participate in SARSEF programs

71% of participating students are from areas of poverty

Your contribution matters

We need your help to create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering – now more than ever.

Every student we inspire to ask questions about the world around them, every teacher and parent we support, begins with you. When you donate to SARSEF, you make it possible for all Arizona students to have the opportunity to think critically and solve problems using science and engineering.