Find a Project
- SARSEF Open House – March 2nd
- Show your love for SARSEF at the Bookfair February 11th!
- Project Registration Now Open!
- Middle and High School Teachers- Exploring Radioactivity Workshop!
- You are invited to Party with a Purpose!
What You Can Win
What Can A High School Student Win?
There are lots of reasons for high school students to enter a science research fair.
Check out the national reasons, and then see what you can win locally below!
Last year, SARSEF awarded 725 prizes. There will be even more this year!
Here is what YOU could win…
- Scholarships: Last year, 14 high school students were awarded college scholarships. Six were to the University of Arizona, and eight were to the college of the students’ choice. Even more scholarships will be awarded this year!
- An all-expense-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (for six high school students) in Los Angeles in May 2014. We will also award two trips to Houston for I-SWEEEP.
- Cash prizes ranging from $50 to $500 for 725 of the first-, second- and third-place winners at the high school level
- Award Items such as Apple iPods, Amazon Kindle e-readers, books, sculptures, pieces of meteorites, scientific calculators, gift cards, camps, microscopes and memberships in various organizationTrophies, plaques, certificates, medals or ribbons
- Speaking engagements and luncheons at different organizations
- Internships and mentorships at medical- and science‐related companies
- Media exposure via TV, newspaper, magazine or radio interviews
- Opportunities to enter many other competitions and win more awards and trips with this same project
One student won $263,000 in college scholarships and prizes plus four trips to Washington, D.C. and China because of her science projects. Two others worked on the University of Arizona Mars Rover Mission. Others attend Harvard Medical School and Stanford University because of their projects.
It all begins with the first step: entering SARSEF and creating a science research project at your school!Expand All Collapse All
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 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 Submarine 770Club
- University of Arizona VIPER (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response) Institute
- Women in Science & Engineering
And MANY other individual and family donors!