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Junior League of Tucson Joins SARSEF in Empowering Young Minds through Summer Camps in Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ – July 12, 2023– SARSEF is thrilled to announce the expansion of its summer camp program, thanks to the funding awarded by Governor Katie Hobbs’ Summer Enrichment Grant. In partnership with Arizona Science Center, the grant will support CAMP INNOVATION in hosting hundreds of children across Tucson at no charge.

SARSEF is collaborating with a diverse range of esteemed organizations in Tucson, AZ, including the Junior League of Tucson, to deliver an array of exciting summer camps for young scientists and ensuring accessibility and diverse learning opportunities for young participants.

“We are grateful for the collaboration with the Junior League of Tucson, as it allows us to create impactful summer camps that empower young scientists to dream big and pursue their passion for science,” said Julie Euber, SARSEF CEO.

The collaborative effort between SARSEF, Arizona Science Center, and the Junior League of Tucsonhas resulted in a thoughtfully crafted curriculum designed to spark curiosity and inspire the next generation of innovators.

Summer camp at the Junior League of Tucson will take place July 10-14, grades 6-8, from 9am-3pm.

“The Junior League of Tucson’s mission includes training future leaders and bettering our community.  We are honored to be able to partner with SARSEF in a way that honors both organization’s core beliefs.  We are excited to see what these students can accomplish!” said Terri Tellez-Baker, Junior League of Tucson President.

Registration for CAMP INNOVATION summer camps is now open and limited.

In case of high demand, registrants will have the option to be placed on a waitlist for additional weeks, ensuring that as many students as possible can benefit from this unique educational opportunity.

For more information and to register for CAMP INNOVATION summer camps, please visit


SARSEF was formed in 1955 in an effort to increase student interest in the field of science. The mission of SARSEF is to engage Arizona’s Pre-K-12 grade students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through inquiry-based learning and research.

SARSEF accomplishes this mission through a variety of programming including a high school mentoring program, the STAR Lab, SARSEF Fair Week, educational outreach programs with an emphasis on underrepresented populations in the sciences, teacher professional development, ACES Camp for Middle School girls, Racing the Sun, and Arizona STEM Adventure.

To learn more about SARSEF programs and how students, teachers, and families can get involved, visit

About Junior League of Tucson

The Junior League of Tucson, Inc. belongs to the Association of Junior Leagues International. Founded in 1933, we are committed to voluntarism, developing exceptional civic leaders, and improving our community through lasting change. The Junior League of Tucson reaches out to all women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate a commitment to voluntarism. Women from all backgrounds giving their talent, time, energy and money to the educational and charitable programs of the Junior League of Tucson to improve the quality of life in our community.

Our current community programs issue area is Menstrual Equity and Period Product Access.

To learn more about the work that the Junior League of Tucson is doing in our community, inquire about renting our community space or becoming a member, visit

Media Contact:

Julie Euber



Junior League of Tucson Media Contact

Terri Tellez-Baker

Junior League of Tucson, Inc.


SARSEF Community STEM Expo

2022 SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair to hold Community STEM Expo Outdoors at Reid Park

On March 5th, from 9:00a-4:30p, SARSEF will host a Community STEM Expo in conjunction with the Awards Ceremonies for the 67th Annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair. All Southern Arizona families are invited to attend. They will engage in hands-on science, mingle with professional scientists and engineers, and celebrate the research conducted by thousands of Arizona students this school year!

This year’s Community STEM Expo is modeled after the “Future Innovators Night” of years past. This beloved event could not be held in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While not feasible to return to a fully in-person Fair Week in 2022, we have maintained virtual project judging and student interviews, but reimagined Future Innovators Night in an outdoor venue, allowing for increased safety and physical distancing. Paired with the Fair Awards Ceremonies, this event has become a celebration of current and future innovators to the fullest degree.    

Join us on March 5th at the Georges DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park for a day of family STEM fun and festivities!

What You Can Expect

  • Dozens of hands-on STEM activities from exhibitors from 9:00a-3:00p
  • The SARSEF Innovators Hall, where attendees can explore student projects from the 2022 Fair
  • SARSEF Science Mart for all of your STEM swag needs
  • Town Hall where any student that has done research this year, teacher, or Fair judge can claim a gift
  • Scavenger Hunt for families to explore the exhibitors and claim a prize upon completion
  • Onstage live entertainment including three awards ceremonies for the Fair
  • Sweet and savory Food Trucks from 11:00a-3:00p
  • Plenty of room for outdoor seating on the grass in front of the amphitheater (bring your own blankets and chairs)


  • 9:00a-3:00p STEM exhibitor booths open
  • 10:00a-11:00a Elementary Grand Awards Ceremony
  • 11:15a Stories That Soar
  • 12:00p-1:30p Sponsored Awards Ceremony (all grades)
  • 2:00p Mariachi Salvajes
  • 3:00p-4:30p Middle and High School Grand Awards Ceremony
  • 11:00a-3:00p Food trucks open

Note on COVID-19: We are aware of the continued spread of COVID-19. We have chosen to hold this event outside in the open air to mitigate the spread of infection and allow plenty of room for physical distancing. We highly encouraged all attendees to be fully vaccinated whenever possible. Masks are highly encouraged at this event and required inside the Innovators Hall tent. We will continue to monitor Pima County infection rates and will update our plans for this event accordingly.