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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 Award names will not be published until Tuesday, March 12.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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Meet our High School Interview Day Keynote Speakers

This year, SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be hosting a college and career fair during high school interview day. There be exhibits from local companies and colleges, networking sessions with peers, and keynote speakers. We are excited to announce the following keynote speakers: Track A Speakers William Hendricks, Ph.D. From his vantage point […]

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Join SARSEF at the Tucson Festival of Books

It’s a busy week for SARSEF as we run the Regional Science and Engineering Fair showcasing the work of over 5,000 Arizona students! We will be seeing many of you at the Fair, including the SARSEF Awards and Expo on Saturday, March 9, 10:00 am-3:30 pm at Reid Park, but did you know you can […]

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SARSEF Fair Shirt Designs from Local Artists

Every year, SARSEF celebrates the SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair by releasing a new t-shirt design. For the last three years, local artists have been commissioned to create a design that captures the spirit of the event from their perspective. Many SARSEF Fair projects center around exploring solutions to local issues or being curious […]

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Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 2024 – Results

Congratulations to the Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 2024 winners! 1st Place: Finnegan McGill, Tanque Verde High School, Tucson, AZ A-BiRD: Automated Bird Recognition Device — Revolutionizing Ornithological Research for Global Bird Conservation 2nd Place: Julianna Serna, Harvest Preparatory Academy, Yuma, AZ Year 3 Study: Applications of Antimicrobial Bioplastics Engineered From Invasive Algae and Waste Corn […]

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Nominate an Education Advocate for an Award at the 2024 SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The nomination period is now open for our 2024 Education Advocate Award! 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 […]

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Your Guide to Fair Week 2024

The SARSEF Regional Fair is upon us once again! Registration is now closed for this event, and there are over 1,400 student projects waiting in the wings to premiere at the virtual exhibit hall on Saturday, March 2nd! Consider this you go-to guide of what to expect for Fair Week 2024. February 26- February 28 […]

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What’s the Deal with Sponsored Awards?

By Dani Wright, SARSEF Director of Events and Volunteers; SARSEF Fair Director All About 2024’s Sponsored Awards For many Southern Arizona students, the first check they ever receive is from the SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair. This might be through the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place Grand Awards, but there is an additional award […]

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

By Katerina Guerrero February is the month that many love, as the weather gets warmer and pinks and reds are spread throughout schools, offices and more to put a smile on your own face or someone close to you. This month I had a big smile, and it wasn’t because of the ‘you are amazing’ […]

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Living The Best Version Of Yourself – Part Two with Stacey Weiss

By Cynthia Blockburger, Lindsey Intern, SARSEF Haven’t read part one yet? Find it here! We wanted to know more about Professor Stacey Weiss and her mentorship with STAR Lab. Stacey shares that she is a faculty member at a small liberal arts college and does not have graduate students. All of her research is done […]

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