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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Meet the Designers Behind SARSEF Marketing Campaigns

You might have noticed some of the eye-catching graphics SARSEF has been using to recruit judges and volunteers as well as to promote their involvement in Arizona Gives Day. That’s all thanks to the designers who donated their time and talents to support SARSEF in graphic design through AIGA Arizona’s CreateAthon, a 24-hour creative marathon… Read more »

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What is Arizona Gives Day?

Arizona Gives is a collaboration between the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers that began in 2013. The annual event has raised more than $23 million for Arizona’s nonprofit sector! This year’s Arizona Gives Day is Tuesday, April 6, but early giving has already begun! SARSEF participates in Arizona Gives Day every year to… Read more »

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2021 JSHS Winners

2021 JSHS Winners 1st Place: Ella Wang   School: BASIS Chandler Teacher: Joseph Bostaph Hema-Vision A Computer Vision-Enhanced Mobile Imaging System for Rapid, Inexpensive, and Automated Screening of Hematological Diseases Using Deep Learning   2nd Place: Arun Moorthy School: BASIS Scottsdale Teacher: Kay Yoo Generator: A Novel Way to Create Qudit Quantum Error Correction Codes  … Read more »

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2021 SARSEF Winners

Winning Educators Winning Schools 2021 Winning Projects by School Acacia Elementary School Grade-Locator / Student(s) Project / All Awards Teacher / Category 3-EE004Alexis Paschal What Material Makes the Best Parachute?Ray Cammack Shows Creativity in Engineering Award – 5 Carnival Ride Cards for Pima County Fair or Arizona State Fair Janice MasonEnergy and Environmental Engineering 4-CH012Jacob… Read more »

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SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair Goes Virtual

Nearly 3,000 students will compete at the 66th Annual SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair Press Release – PDF February 25, 2021 (Tucson, AZ) The 66th SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair Powered by TEP is virtual this year and will showcase the work of 2,900 students, pre-kindergarten through high school, from across Southern Arizona. In a… Read more »

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