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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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Fond Farewell from SARSEF CEO Liz Bowman and an Introduction

Dear SARSEF Community, It is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to SARSEF’s next CEO, Julie Euber. SARSEF has been a critical part of my life for twenty-five years. Over that time, I have watched it transform from a week-long celebration of the brightest minds in Southern Arizona run by a group of passionate volunteers, […]

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Southern Arizona High School Students Compete for $5 Million in Awards and Prizes at International Science Fair

Press Release – PDF June 8, 2021 In May, eight Southern Arizona students competed as finalists at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF) for $5 million in awards and prizes. The students qualified to participate in the competition at the SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Regeneron ISEF 2021 included 1,833 finalists […]

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Intern Increases Science and Engineering Opportunities for Students with SARSEF through the Paul Lindsey Internship Program

Press Release – PDF Press Release – Español – PDF May 26, 2021 (Tucson, AZ) Over the past school year, Ricardo Dominguez interned with the local nonprofit SARSEF, giving them the bandwidth to better track school involvement in their programs and assisting with the transition between virtual and in-person events. Dominguez interned through the University […]

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High School Teams from across Arizona Race Solar-Powered Go-Karts of their own Design

Press Release – PDF May 7, 2021 (Tucson, AZ) After two years of waiting, high school students from across the state participating in SARSEF’s Racing the Sun finally had their day to race the solar-powered go-karts they designed and built as teams with the help of their coaches and community mentors. On April 24, 56 […]

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How SARSEF Built and Ran a Virtual Science and Engineering Fair

COVID-19, Virtual Science Fairs, and the Hybrid Events on the Horizon As we wrap up our 66th Annual SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair–our first ever fully virtual fair–we’re reflecting on the advantages and disadvantages of holding an entirely virtual event. The decision to pivot to a 100% virtual fair was out of community responsibility and […]

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Meet the 2021 Winners of the Arizona Regional JSHS

For the first year, SARSEF hosted the Arizona Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (AZ JSHS). The program is a competition promoting original research and experimentation in science, technology, engineering, and math at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. This year, the event included 55 oral presenters and 12 poster […]

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A Message from our Corporate and Community Engagement Manager, Gina Gillis

#AZGivesDay is a powerful 24-hour online giving campaign, focused on connecting community members with area nonprofits! Whether you are a SARSEF newbie or long-time supporter, we invite you to join us in this region-wide giving day to celebrate your impact, connect with us, and raise critical funds to support SARSEF’s mission! As Corporate & Community […]

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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 Southern Arizona completed this school year! If you haven’t had an opportunity to see them yet, be sure to visit At this year’s fair, eight high school students were selected to attend Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron […]

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