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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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SARSEF Expands Accredited Professional Development Sessions Across the State 

(Tucson, Arizona) In partnership with ASU- Arizona STEM Acceleration Project, SARSEF is expanding accredited professional development opportunities across the state of Arizona. The sessions will focus on phenomena-based learning, modeling for teachers on how take students noticing and wondering and turn it into a phenomena-based inspired science project and learning experience.   Phenomena-based learning encourages students […]

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We Did It! 2022 Was Quite the Year!

Wow! Can you believe the year is almost over?! For us, it was all about you – our community of committed students, parents and caregivers, educators, volunteers, donors, supporters, board and staff – and the impact we had across the state of Arizona. We’re taking a moment to reflect on the past twelve months and […]

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From Flying Paper Airplanes to Satellites Over the Horizons

Imagine the impact you can have on the world with indefinite curiosity. Meet Jeremiah Pate, SARSEF alumnus and board member, recipient of Forbes 30 under 30, and founder of Lunasonde. Developing a passion for STEM at a very young age, Jeremiah found himself participating in science fairs since the first grade. His research focused on the […]

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2022 ACES Camp for Girls- Girls Closing STEM Gender Gap!

About ACES Camp for Girls SARSEF’s Applied Career Exploration in STEM (ACES) Camp for Girls is a free, week-long summer camp for middle school girls from Sunnyside Unified School District held every July. The camp is designed to explore a wide variety of careers, provide a path to potential success, and spark their interest in […]

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SARSEF to Bring University-Level Research to Rural High School Classrooms

(Tucson, Arizona) SARSEF is launching a new rural high school program across Arizona, connecting students with support and resources that are often lacking in geographically remote locations. The program will bring university-level research to high school students as they participate in whole class based authentic scientific projects. Teachers have been paired with Research Fellows from […]

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From SARSEF to Next Generation Solutions, Global Issues in Healthcare, and Climate Change

Meet Dr. Ahmed Badran, born in Germany, having lived in Egypt and moving to Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Badran was an incredibly gifted STEM student and excellent swimmer at Tucson High Magnet School (THMS). Knowing what a pipette and centrifuge was at 10 or 11 years old, Dr. Badran was exposed to a very diverse set […]

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2022 Racing the Sun Winners

Congratulations to all the teams who participated in this year’s Racing the Sun (RTS), an engineering program that challenges high school students to design, build, and race solar-powered go-karts. Working with teachers and mentors, students spent nine months preparing for Race Day. Along the way, they applied physics, engineering, and energy. They solved real-world problems, […]

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SARSEF Students Tour Sonora Quest Laboratories

SARSEF joined Sonora Quest Laboratories in celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 24-30) to foster awareness and engagement in the laboratory and phlebotomy industries. Sonora Quest Laboratories is an incredible partner, supporting SARSEF’s next generation of critical thinkers through our programs and offering opportunities to countless Arizona students. On April 26, 2022, a group of our […]

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Meet ISEF Finalists Selected at the SARSEF Fair

We were in awe of the incredible science and engineering projects that students from across Arizona completed this school year! If you haven’t had an opportunity to see them yet, be sure to visit SARSEF is one of three affiliated fairs in Arizona that selects the top high school projects at their Science and […]

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