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SARSEF Fair award winners have been announced!

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Published Monday May 18, 2020

Join us in celebrating ISEF Finalists from Southern Arizona!

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair Has Gone Virtual!

This week, SARSEF is inviting you to join us in celebrating high school students from Southern Arizona who were selected to be International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) finalists at SARSEF Fair based on the quality of their incredible research. While they won’t be travelling to Anaheim, CA to compete as originally planned, they’re still science rock stars in our eyes!


ISEF Finalists Selected at the 2020 SARSEF Fair

Mia Franks, University High School

Damian Galasso, Galasso Homeschool

Doan Goolsby, Empire High School

Saffeyya-Grace Ibrahim, Sonoran Science Academy – Tucson

Sadie Northway-Smith, Tucson High Magnet School

Karah Mayer, Tanque Verde High School

Ana Navarro Ruiz, Harvest Preparatory Academy

Celeste Vonelle Browne, University High School


ISEF Observers Selected at the 2020 SARSEF Fair 

Clayton Albright, Emily Gray Junior High

Matthew Boelts, Crane Middle School

Daphne Graham, St. Cyril’s Catholic School

Maximus Rose, Quest for Education and Arts


To recognize them for their hard work and help make up for this lost opportunity, SARSEF will be giving each 2020 ISEF Finalist listed above a $2,500 scholarship and each 2020 ISEF Observer listed above a $500 scholarship to the university of their choice.

Here are a Few Simple Ways to Support Them

Share a Note of Congratulations

Click here to share a short note of congratulations with all of our finalists and observers. At the end of the week, we will share all of your kind notes with the students. It won’t take long, and it will mean a lot to the students!


Learn about their Research

Click here to learn more about their research through a video series recently compiled by SARSEF. If one of the videos inspires you, please consider sharing with family and friends through social media and email!


Register for Virtual ISEF!

Click here to register for Virtual ISEF. After registering, you will have access to a variety of talks and panels on science, innovation, education, and science fairs throughout the week! Here’s the schedule of events.


Make a Donation to SARSEF in Honor of our Amazing ISEF Finalists!

Click here to make a donation to SARSEF. Please consider making a contribution to benefit our work with the young scientists of Arizona and to help us give out scholarships and prizes at the SARSEF Fair for years to come.