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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… 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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