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Your Guide to Fair Week 2023

The SARSEF Regional Fair is upon us once again! Registration is now closed for this event, and there are 1,500 student projects waiting in the wings to premiere at the virtual exhibit hall on Saturday, March 4th! Consider this you go-to guide of what to expect for Fair Week 2023. February 26- March 3– Display […]

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Press Release and Media Alert- You’re Invited!- Over 6,500 Students Will Compete at the SARSEF Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair and Be Awarded Over $100,00 in Scholarships, Prizes and Awards

(Tucson, Arizona) On Saturday, March 11, 2023, SARSEF will host its 68th Annual SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair Award Ceremonies and Community STEM Expo. Over 6,500 students (PreK-12th grade) will compete at the SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair and will be awarded over $100,000 in scholarships, prizes and awards. The top high school […]

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From the SARSEF CEO: Why Should You Judge or Volunteer at the SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair? Here are just a few reasons out of thousands.

By Julie Euber, CEO, SARSEF  Did you know? Last year, SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair showcased the work of 6,558 students. What better reason to judge or volunteer than to impact the confidence level and career trajectory of thousands of students?  At this year’s fair, you will have the flexibility to select the volunteer […]

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SARSEF Regional Fair – In-person High School Interview Details

High School interviews are back in person this year, but what does that mean? Projects High School project requirements remain the same as when we began requiring digital project submissions in 2021. This allows the judges to review projects in advance and judge more thoroughly. Project registration and all uploads are due February 26, 2023 at […]

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Congratulations to the 2023 Arizona JSHS Winners!

Congratulations to all students who participated in this year’s Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). The JSHS Program is a national competition promoting original research and experimentation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. The JSHS program is one of the nation’s longest-running […]

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Nominate an Education Advocate for an Award at the 2023 SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair

We know that so much goes into the education of our young scientists and engineers. SARSEF awards educators and schools that support STEM learning in their classrooms, however, we know that we only see a small portion of the work that goes on behind the scenes to create high quality critical-thinking and problem-solving opportunities for […]

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For the Love of Science Matching Gift Campaign!

Thank you Tim Schaffner and Anne Maley-Schaffner for launching SARSEF’s For The Love of Science campaign. Gifts will be matched up to $3,500. Help us go beyond our $6,000 goal! There’s chemistry in the air! This February, we are celebrating our love of science! We will highlight students’ science fair projects that were driven by […]

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$200K challenge gift awarded to SARSEF

Read the Arizona Daily Star Article highlighting the SARSEF’s Challenge Grant Campaign (Tucson, Arizona) SARSEF is launching a two-year challenge grant campaign in partnership with the Connie Hillman Family Foundation (Hillman Foundation) designed to have an immediate and long-lasting impact on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education across the state of Arizona. The Hillman […]

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SARSEF Program Manager is named first ever Phoenix YWCA Emerging Leader!

America Miranda, SARSEF Program Manager, has been named the first ever Phoenix YWCA Emerging Leader. YWCA’s Tribute to Leadership Awards Program has been an annual celebration to recognize the accomplishments of leaders in our community who strive to improve the lives of women, girls, and people of color through leadership, advocacy, and community service. America […]

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Press Release: SARSEF Seeks Judges and Volunteers to Reward and Encourage Students at the 68th Annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair

(Tucson, AZ) Judge and volunteer registration is now open for SARSEF’s 68th annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The 2023 Fair will be a hybrid event with all student projects submitted digitally, celebrated during an outdoor Community STEM Expo and Award Ceremony at Reid Park, on Saturday, March 11th, in person from 10:00am-5:30pm. Volunteers are […]

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