Contributing an Award or Prize!

Thank you for considering how your special prize might inspire a student to follow you into a future career in your field!

We know that, one day, you will see the benefits of a discovery or advancement that one of your selected students makes!

You can select the awards you want to give to a student. It is strictly your choice.

It can be a cash award, merchandise, certificates, trophies, or scholarship that will be used for college.

You can ask us to choose your winners — or you can do the judging yourself.

Some companies opt to have their own employees visit the Tucson Convention Center on judging day, and make the selection on the organization’s behalf.

Just submit the details of what grade or age levels you would like to award the prize to, and the general criteria/information.

Once you register, you can bring your prize directly to SARSEF, or pay your contribution directly online using a Visa or MasterCard.

Thank you for supporting the students of Southern Arizona.

If you are already registered as a site user, please login to create a sponsored award for this year or to check and update awards you have already sponsored for this year. Otherwise, please register as a new user so you can sponsor an award.
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If you would like a representative from your organization to judge, here is the schedule for the day:

As a representative of your organization, you may arrive anytime between 9:30am and 3:00pm to select your award winners (all results must be turned in by 4pm). If this time window does not accommodate your schedule, please let us know! We are happy to work with you.

When you arrive, please report to the Grand Lobby for registration. At registration, you will receive your name tag and folder with the criteria submitted with the award. If you are one of several people on a team, please be sure to nominate a “captain” to take your organization’s folder, and exchange phone numbers before the event so that you can be sure to find your team.

Coffee and meeting tables will be available for caucusing in the Grand Ballroom. Additional tables where you can meet with your team will be available on the exhibit floor, however, most of the floor will be student projects this year!

Food will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Want to interview students to help decide your award? Please come during these times!

TBA: Middle school student Interviews (6th-8th grade) in the Exhibit Halls:

These interviews are for encouragement and are very important for teaching students how to speak to professionals and answer spontaneously. We need all of your help to make these future scientists feel special and support them. Do be kind! ***New this year*** Interviews with middle school students may be taken under consideration during caucusing. Students who do not attend, however, will not be penalized.

TBA: High school students interviews in the Exhibit Halls: During this time you are encouraged to interview High School students. Please just be mindful of any pre-scheduled interviews on their sheet, as Grand Judges must interview the students as part of their score. You are welcome to listen in on a Grand Judge interview of course! But please allow that judge to lead the conversation.


The following are wonderful sponsors of prizes that are awarded at SARSEF Fair

American Assn. Of Lab Animal Science – AALAS
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Meteorological Society
American Psychological Association
American Society for Quality- TOPS
American Society of Civil Engineers (Southern AZ Branch)
Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society
Arizona Hydrological Society Chapter and Foundation
Arizona Native Plant Society
Arizona Psychological Association
Arizona Public Service Foundation
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
ASM Materials in Education Foundation
Association for Women Geoscientists
Ben’s Bells
Brain STEM
Broadcom Masters
Catalina Rotary Club
Caterpillar Foundation
Center for Biological Diversity
Cord Blood Registry – CBR
Dathon Golish
Desert Dolphins Scuba Club
EL Design Studio
Flandrau Science Center
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Gutenstein Family Foundation
IBM Systems and Technology Group
Intel Corporation
International Dark Sky Association: Southern Arizona Chapter
International Wildlife Museum
Jenson Consulting
Junior League of Tucson
Kent Pflibsen
Larry A. Lebofsky
Little Chapel of All Nations
Live Theater Workshop
Mary Durham-Pflibsen
Mary Fosdick
MMT Observatory
Modular Mining
Mu Alpha Theta
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Office of Naval Research
Partners for Equitable Science Instruction (PESI)
Phi Beta Kappa
Phoenix Comic Fest
Pima Community College
Pima County Fair
Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department
Pima County Superintendent Office
Practical Business
Rajka Corder
Raytheon Missile System – Signal Processing Center
Raytheon Missile Systems
Reid Park Zoological Society
Ricoh USA
Ronstadt Insurance, Inc.
Saguaro National Park
Sky Island Alliance
Society for In Vitro Biology
Society for Science & the Public
Sonoran Glass School
Southern Arizona Grotto
Southern Arizona Psychological Association
Southwest Gas Corporation
Spark Gap
Stockholm Water Prize
Texas Instruments, Incorporated
The Temp Connection
Tohono Chul Park
Transformational Medicine
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society
Tucson Comic-Con
Tucson Electric Power
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
Tucson Herpetological Society
Tucson Metro Chamber
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Tucson Water
Tucson Wildlife Center
U. S. Metric Association
University of Arizona – Keramos/Materials Advantage Club
University of Arizona College of Engineering
US Air Force
USS Tucson 770 Club
Vatican Observatory Foundation
Wallace Research Foundation
Whole Human Psychiatry PLLC
Women’s Chemistry Group, SAZACS
Yale Science & Engineering Association
Your Guidance Office


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