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A Day in the Life of A Public Ally at SARSEF: May Edition

By Katerina Guerrero The sun is staying out longer, and the school year is ending if it hasn’t already. Congratulations to all students on your academic year. You are our future of critical thinkers and problem solvers. It’s time to spend time with family, friends, and even take time for yourself to be ready for […]

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Meet the Winners of Arizona JSHS 2024

JSHS is a national competition promoting original research and experimentation in science, technology, engineering, and math at the high school level. These students present their research to a panel of judges and symposium attendees in a 12-minute presentation. These students work on their projects for months and the top five students attend the National JSHS […]

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SARSEF CEO Julie Euber Selected as Board President for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)

AzCASE Executive Director Courtney Sullivan, Past AzCASE Board President Eva Harlow, and Julie Euber at the 50 State Afterschool Network Meeting in Washington D.C. Tucson, AZ May 15, 2024 AzCASE (Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence) has announced that Julie Euber, CEO of the Tucson-based nonprofit SARSEF, has been elected as President of the AzCASE Board […]

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Meet the 2024 ISEF Finalists and Observers Selected at the SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair

ISEF is well underway, and this year, SARSEF has a group of 11 students attending to present their research. Nine high school students were awarded a Finalist spot at ISEF during the 2024 SARSEF Regional Fair in March: We asked our ISEF finalists to share about their experiences in research. What was the first science […]

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SARSEF Summer STEM Camps 2024

SARSEF Summer STEM Camp Information Registration now open until May 31. Once camps fill, we will start waitlists. This summer, SARSEF invites campers in grades 4-8 to join us in exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)! SARSEF Summer STEM Camps are hosted across Tucson and provide hands-on activities and the chance […]

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Arizona Students Awarded $141,500 in Scholarships and Prizes at SARSEF Events in February and March 2024

Students from across the state competed at SARSEF events last month to be encouraged, recognized, and awarded for their work. Press Release – PDF April 10, 2024 (Tucson, AZ) In March, SARSEF events provided students the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their work in science and engineering. Many received cash prizes for their […]

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Why I give to SARSEF, and you should, too!

By Emily Halvorson-Otts, Board Chair, SARSEF; Dean of Sciences, Pima Community College SARSEF provides Southern Arizona’s pre-K-12th grade students an avenue to explore their world through Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM). STEM is a continually growing field, and we need our future scientists and engineers to solve the world’s wicked problems, including ending poverty […]

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This Arizona Gives Day, Life Finds a Way

by Julie Euber, CEO, SARSEF For many, movies are a gateway into the creativity and wonder of science. They teach us the value of exploring and understanding the world around us, but also what can happen when we don’t consider the ethics of how we use it. The cinematic science that had the most influence […]

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STEM Family Engagement: Growing and Learning Together

By Amber Folkman and Julie Euber For over five years, SARSEF has hosted Parent Nights at schools called Roadmap to a Rockin’ Project, an evening of exploring what interests students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and how parents can support them in their pursuits. The evening events culminate in both the students and […]

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2024 SARSEF Fair Winners List

Congratulations to all of our SARSEF Winners! Please join us Saturday, March 9, outdoors at Reid Park for the Community STEM Expo and Awards Ceremonies Winning Projects (listed by school) This list is best viewed on a desktop computer. Award names will not be published until Tuesday, March 12. Educator and School Awards Education Advocate […]

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