SARSEF 2020 Winners

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sarsef-4-024What Can An Elementary Student Win?

Last year, the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair awarded 725 prizes to students of all ages. This year, we will award even more prizes.

Yes, you are just starting out in school … But don’t worry! Projects created by older students will be judged together — and your project will be judged and compared with projects created by other students in your grade level.

You still have a chance to win cash and prizes!

Here is what YOU could win …

  • Cash prizes ranging from $25 to $500 (for 725 of the first, second and third place winners at the elementary school level)
  • Prizes like Apple iPods, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, microscopes, sculptures, pieces of meteorites, scientific calculators, gift cards, books or memberships in fun and important organizations
  • Trophies, plaques, certificates, medals and ribbons
  • Speaking engagements and luncheons at organizations
  • Your name, project or school recognized by the media (and maybe interviews by journalists from TV stations, newspapers, magazines or radio!)
  • The chance to enter your project in MANY other competitions, and win more awards and trips

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

(When you get older, you can even win scholarships to college, where you can continue your studies!)

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

What specific areas of science were recognized last year by organizations 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 (National Honor Society of Women in Chemistry)
  • International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering Environment “Project Olympiad”
  • Lazy S Ranch
  • Animal Science Award
  • Little Chapel of All Nations
  • Metro Water District
  • Mini Time Machine
  • Mu Alpha Theta (National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society)
  • 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 Group 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 Astronomy Association
  • 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 Submarine 770Club
  • University of Arizona VIPER (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response) Institute
  • Women in Science & Engineering

And MANY other individual and family donors!


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