Every child. Thinking critically. Solving problems.


Mary Fosdick

Board Chair, SARSEF

Sr. Chemical/Environmental Engineer, Tucson Electric Power Co.

Mary Fosdick is an experienced Environmental Engineer with Tucson Electric Power and a passionate youth engagement advocate. She has helped shaped and build Tucson’s youth leadership and STEM legacy through such programs as Pima County 4H, Catalina Council BSA troops and packs, FIRST Robotics and most notably, SARSEF. Mary believes in our youth’s ability to change the world through critical reasoning and thoughtful action. She leads the SARSEF Board of Directors in its mission to create the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering. 

Mary Joined the Board in 2016 to grow support for one of Arizona’s largest youth science engagement and research development organizations. The board of directors is the nonprofit partner to the state’s SARSEF movement, supporting research and science development for thousands of young people annually as well as their teachers, parents and community. This support is provided through diverse and inclusive programming; leading professional development, providing laboratory space and instructional research methods, hands-on engineering projects and peer related science/engineering competitions throughout the state, targeting Title I schools and underserved populations.

Mary is a member of SAEMS, Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society and represents TEP as a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee of Pima County. She is a collaborator, focused on communicating and sustaining strategic initiatives that drive SARSEF’s vision throughout Arizona.