What Students Can Win

sarsef-4-024Last year, the SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair awarded over 725 prizes to students of all ages. This year, we will award even more prizes.

Here is what YOU could win …

  • Cash prizes ranging from $25 to $500 for 650 of the top K‐12 students
  • Apple iPods, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, sculptures, pieces of meteorites, books, scientific calculators, gift cards, special camps, microscopes and memberships to various organizations
  • An all-expense paid trip to the Regeneron ISEF for six high school and three middle school projects
  • Scholarships (for high school students). Last year, 14 students were awarded college scholarships. Six were to the University of Arizona, and eight were to the college of the students’ choice. Even more will be awarded this year!
  • Trophies, plaques, certificates, medals and ribbons
  • Speaking engagements and luncheons at various organizations
  • Internships and mentorships at medical- and science-related companies
  • Media coverage via TV, newspaper, magazine and radio interviews
  • Trips to Washington, D.C. for middle school students entering and winning the Broadcom MASTERS
  • Trips to Houston for high school students entering I-SWEEEP, or to New York City for the GENIUS Olympiad (an international high-school science, art, creative writing and architectural-design-project competition about environmental issues)
  • Opportunities to enter MANY other competitions, and win more awards and trips with this same project

Best of all, you may learn what your future career might be!

One student won $263,000 in college scholarships and prizes plus four trips to the International Fair in Washington, D.C., She also traveled to China because of her science projects. Two other students worked on the Mars Rover Mission. Others attend Harvard Medical School and Stanford University because of their projects.

It ALL begins with the first step: doing a Science Research Project at your school, and entering SARSEF!

Explore more reasons to compete at ScienceBuddies.org!


What organizations recognized areas of science last year by awarding a prize?

  • American Chemical Society’s Women Chemists Committee
  • American Meteorological Society American Psychological Association
  • American Society for Quality
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Arizona Hydrologic Society
  • Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
  • ASM International Foundation
  • Association for Women Geoscientists
  • AzRISE (Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy)
  • Broadcom MASTERS and trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Catalina Rotary Club
  • Cox Communications
  • Ella Dresher Memorial Scholarship
  • Friends of Animals
  • Genius Olympiad
  • Global Solar Energy
  • Governor’s Young Innovators Competition
  • Intel Excellence in Computer Science
  • International Dark Sky Association
  • Southern Arizona International Wildlife Museum
  • Jim Click Automotive
  • Johnson Award of Excellence
  • Iota Sigma Pi
  • ISWEEP Environmental, Engineering and Energy
  • Lazy S Ranch Animal Science Award
  • Little Chapel of All Nations
  • Metro Water District
  • Mini Time Machine
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • Music and Engineering Association
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAH)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Phi Beta Kappa Association Math Award
  • Physics Factory
  • Pima County Medical Foundation
  • Pima County Wastewater Management
  • Planetary Science Institute
  • Reid Park Zoological Society
  • RICOH Environmental Sustainability
  • Rosemont Copper
  • Saguaro National Park Service
  • Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society
  • Southern Arizona Psychological Association
  • Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
  • Southwest Gas Stockholm Water Prize
  • Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research
  • Texas Instruments
  • Tucson Amateur Astronomers Organization
  • Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society
  • Tucson Electric Power (TEP)
  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society
  • University of Arizona
  • UA Biosphere 2
  • United States Metric Association
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Army
  • United States Navy & Marine Corps
  • USS Tucson 770 Club
  • University of Arizona VIPER (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response) Institute
  • Women in Science & Engineering

And MANY other individual and family donors!

Every Child. Thinking Critically. Solving Problems.