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SARSEF kids develop critical thinking skills and solve real-world problems through interactive science and engineering. We focus on student populations that are underrepresented in STEM fields, targeting schools in rural settings and underserved areas. Our work impacts 70,000 Arizona students each year, creating the next generation of critical thinkers and problem-solvers for our state. SARSEF… Read more »

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Arizona STEM Adventure Gives Students Opportunity for Hands-On Science

STEM Adventure is a collaboration between SARSEF, Pima Community College – Northwest Campus, The STEMAZing Project, Office of the Pima County School Superintendent, the University of Arizona Office of Societal Impacts, Raytheon, IBM, and Thomas R. Brown Foundations. Press Release – PDF November 9, 2020 (Tucson, AZ) Every November, 1,000 fourth through eighth-grade students participate… Read more »

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SARSEF Named as the New Host of the Arizona Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is a national competition for high school students that awards $408,000 in undergraduate tuition scholarships annually to regional and national student finalists. Press Release – PDF October 14, 2020 (Tucson, AZ) The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Program is a competition promoting original research and experimentation in science, technology,… Read more »

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SARSEF’s Virtual Science and Engineering Fair 2021: Update

As the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year closes, we wanted to send you much-anticipated information on what to expect regarding project submission for the 2021 SARSEF Fair. What can I expect at a Virtual SARSEF Fair? In March, student projects will be presented on a SARSEF Fair website that will include a virtual… Read more »

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SARSEF Corporate Sponsorships 2020 – 2021

We need your help to create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering – now more than ever. Sponsor Download a PDF of our Corporate Sponsorship Packet Science for All Students Over a decade ago, the SARSEF Fair was coming to a close with its signature awards ceremony. Student participants wrung… Read more »

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The 2021 SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair in March will be Virtual

By making the call to go virtual now, SARSEF is ensuring that they have time to generate the plan and resources needed to offer an engaging science fair experience in new and exciting ways. Press Release – PDF August 20, 2020 (Tucson, AZ) Every Spring, Southern Arizona celebrates young scientists in grades pre-kindergarten through high… Read more »

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Wonder Program Session Two – The Results!

Thank you to all Citizen Scientists who contributed data! SARSEF continued with a 2nd Session of the What Do You Wonder: A Community of Young Scientists virtual program in response to our southern Arizona students’ curiosity about the world around them. Working alongside our young scientists (PreK-12th grade), they created research questions and determined data… Read more »

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Every Child. Thinking Critically. Solving Problems.