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Meet Past SARSEF Student and the Impact of her STEM Education Journey

Written by Lauren Conger DOWNLOAD PDF (Tucson, AZ) During my first year of college, I received advice from my physics instructors that changed the way I viewed my ability to learn. They impressed upon us the idea that your brain is like a muscle; the more you use it, the stronger it becomes. Applying this […]

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2022 SARSEF Fair Winners

Elementary Grand Awards (grades PreK–5) Academy of Mathematics and Science Cold as Ice Mrs. Shellie Ryff class 2nd Place Ice Cube Race Mrs. Rebecca Hale class 1st Place Agua Caliente Elementary School Fish Poop: The Future of Farming Deb Goepfrich class 1st Place Who Has the Cleaner Mouth – Dogs or Humans? Kathryn Tompkins class […]

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Meet Sonora Quest Laboratories Woman in STEM and her journey!

Written by Jo-Ann Cabbell READ IN ENGLISH READ IN SPANISH March 9, 2022 Finding a connection between your unique self and what you can offer your community can lead to a rewarding career. I discovered I was driven to understand how things worked, which made me the curious student in class who was frequently asking […]

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Your Guide to Fair Week 2022

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 February 26th! Consider this you go-to guide of what to expect for Fair Week 2022. February 21-25 – Display and Safety […]

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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 […]

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Press Release: SARSEF Fair Seeks Judges and Volunteers to Reward and Encourage Students

DOWNLOAD PDF OF PRESS RELEASE January 18, 2022 (Tucson, AZ) Volunteer registration is now open for SARSEF’s 67th annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The 2022 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 5th […]

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SARSEF stands against racial inequality

Equity is a core value our organization strives to achieve daily. However, equity in education, science and engineering will never be achieved without action and a broader recognition of the impact racial injustice has in our daily lives. As SARSEF families and community members, we teach our kids to make observations, ask questions, collect data, […]

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Judging registration for the 67th SARSEF Regional Science & Engineering Fair is open!

As our 67th annual SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair approaches, we hope you will consider encouraging and rewarding students for their science and engineering by judging at the SARSEF Fair during the week of February 28, 2022. Highlights for the 67th annual SARSEF Fair Week Similar to 2021, all judging will take place virtually […]

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3 holiday gift ideas that will make an impact

This holiday season, SARSEF has three ways that you can help make an impact in STEM education while checking holiday gifts off your list. Educational books for students and teachers Give the gift of critical thinking! We have curated lists of amazing science and engineering books that would make meaningful gifts for students of all […]

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SARSEF Programs Teach Critical Thinking

October 11, 2021 – Scientists have taken center stage in the news during the COVID-19 pandemic as they work to inform the community about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, find innovative solutions to treat infected individuals and work tirelessly on a vaccine to prevent further spread. For school-aged children who are inspired by the work that these […]

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