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2023 SARSEF Fair Winners List

Congratulations to all of our SARSEF Winners!

We saw so many of you at the Awards Ceremony and Expo, where we distributed awards. If you were unable to collect your award at Reid Park on March 11, we will be delivering all unclaimed awards to students’ schools March 17th-27th. We are so proud of all of the students who showed their work at the SARSEF Fair this year!

Winning Projects

(listed by school)

Teacher and School Awards

Education Advocate of Science and Engineering

  • Ann Peterson, Satori Charter School, Teacher
  • Anna Heyer, Flowing Wells Unified School District, Science Specialist
  • Cristina Hernandez, Sonoran Science Academy, Teacher
  • DaNel Hogan, Waters Center for Systems Thinking, Learning Officer
  • Jule Abeytia, Homer Davis Elementary, Fair Director
  • Karen Maninang, Harvest Preparatory Academy, Teacher
  • Kate Schladweiler, Homer Davis Elementary, Fair Director
  • Paula Sotelo, Innovation Academy, Teacher
  • Rachelle Ferris, Innovation Academy, Teacher
  • Savannah Fuqua, University of Arizona Fellow in Rural High School Research Program

SARSEF Champion Educator of Science and Engineering

  • Andrea Lopez, Lineweaver Elementary School
  • April Spencer, Homer Davis Elementary School
  • Feven Afewerki, Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8
  • Gavin Lehr, Sahuarita High School
  • Nova Kline, Drexel Elementary
  • Patricia Garcia, Cibola High School

SARSEF-Endorsed Teacher Award

  • Alfred Santos, Harvest Preparatory Academy
  • Jessica Jankowski-Gallo, Emily Meschter Early Learning Center

SARSEF-Endorsed School Award

  • Winifred Harelson Elementary School
  • Willcox Middle School 
  • Sahuarita High School

Top Schools for the 2023 SARSEF Regional Fair

  • Helen Keeling Elementary School
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
  • BASIS Tucson North

Your Guide to Fair Week 2023

The SARSEF Regional Fair is upon us once again! Registration is now closed for this event, and there are 1,500 student projects waiting in the wings to premiere at the virtual exhibit hall on Saturday, March 4th! Consider this you go-to guide of what to expect for Fair Week 2023.

February 26- March 3– Display and Safety Checks

All projects will undergo Display and Safety checks to ensure compliance with Fair rules. Registrants will be emailed information on how to review project submissions and submit any changes that are necessary. Registrants that have an account may submit changes via their account. Parents, caregivers, teachers, and those who registered as a guest will be given an opportunity to make edits through our public portal. An email notification will go out when the public portal opens for edits.

March 4 – Virtual Exhibit Hall Goes Live

The virtual exhibit hall will go live Saturday, March 4th, at 12:00p. You can begin browsing the over 1,500 student projects that advanced to the Regional Fair this year! Judges will begin reviewing projects in preparation for judging and interview days.

Monday and Tuesday, March 6-7 – Elementary and Middle School (PreK-8) Judging and Interviews

Judging will take place online and over Zoom on Monday, March 6, from 1:00p-4:00p. Then, Elementary and Middle School students will have an opportunity to be interviewed by judges over Zoom on March 6 from 4:00pm-6:00pm or March 7 from 9:00am-11:00am. Students must have an adult nearby in order to be interviewed. Interviews at this level are not required and do not factor into judging. They are for experience only for young researchers to talk about their science!

Wednesday, March 8 – High School (9-12) Judging and Interviews

High School judging and interviews will take place in-person at the University of Arizona Student Union Grand Ballroom from 9:00am-3:00pm. Interviews are required at this level and students should plan to attend the entire day. The day will include interviews with judges as well as category networking sessions similar to those held at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Students will have the opportunity to connect with other students in their category as well as STEM professionals in a related discipline.

Friday, March 10 – Winners List Posted

Award winners lists will be posted on Friday, March 10 at 12:00pm on our Fair website, virtualfair.sarsef.org. These lists will just signify to teachers, students, and schools that an award has been won, but will not specify the name of the award. Students and teachers should plan to attend the Awards Ceremony that corresponds with their grade level to reveal what they’ve won!

Saturday, March 11 – Community STEM Expo and Awards Ceremonies

Regardless of whether a project won or not, everyone should plan on attending the combination Community STEM Expo and Awards Ceremonies at Reid Park from 10:00am-3:00pm on Saturday! All Southern Arizona families are invited as there should be something for everyone. Bring your own blankets and chairs for awards ceremony seating, and enjoy the exhibitors, entertainment, and food trucks!

What You Can Expect

  • Dozens of hands-on STEM activities from exhibitors from 11:00am-3:00pm
  • The SARSEF Innovators Hall, where attendees can explore student projects from the 2023 Fair
  • SARSEF Science Mart for all of your STEM swag needs
  • Innovators Hall where any student that has done research this year, teacher, or Fair judge can claim a gift
  • Scavenger Hunt for families to explore the exhibitors and claim a prize upon completion
  • Onstage live entertainment
  • Sweet and savory Food Trucks from 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Plenty of room for outdoor seating on the grass in front of the amphitheater (bring your own blankets, chairs, and umbrellas for shade)

Schedule

  • 11:00am-3:00p STEM exhibitor booths and Food Trucks open!
  • 10:00a Elementary (Grades PreK-5) Awards Ceremony
  • 1:00p-2:30p Live Performances
  • 3:00p Middle and High School (Grades 6-12) Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremonies will not be live-streamed. Please plan to attend in-person! If you are unable to do so, unclaimed awards will be delivered to schools in the coming weeks. Full Award list with awards details will be posted on Tuesday, March 14 at 12:00pm on our Fair website, virtualfair.sarsef.org

Volunteers still needed!

It takes around 500 volunteers to make the SARSEF Regional Fair happen! We still have slots open for nearly every background, schedule, and ability. Please share these opportunities with those who can join us to make this exciting Tucson tradition a success in 2023!

Enjoy Fair Week and congratulations to all of our young scientists and engineers!

Press Release and Media Alert- You’re Invited!- Over 6,500 Students Will Compete at the SARSEF Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair and Be Awarded Over $100,00 in Scholarships, Prizes and Awards

(Tucson, Arizona) On Saturday, March 11, 2023, SARSEF will host its 68th Annual SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair Award Ceremonies and Community STEM Expo. Over 6,500 students (PreK-12th grade) will compete at the SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair and will be awarded over $100,000 in scholarships, prizes and awards. The top high school students will move on to international levels of competition.

The event will take place at Georges DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park from 10am-5:30pm.

In conjunction with the Awards Ceremonies, we will also host a Community STEM Expo filled with fun STEM activities, where kids will engage in hands-on science, have the opportunity to mingle with professional scientists and engineers, and celebrate the research conducted by thousands of Arizona students this school year, speech by keynote speaker and award distribution ceremony. 

“If you want to feel hopeful about the future, this is your event! With SARSEF, students don’t have to wait to become scientists or engineers,” Julie Euber, CEO of SARSEF, shared. “With curiosity as their guide, they can start asking questions they care about and use science and engineering to find solutions that are meaningful to them, and even, the world. Being witness to their enthusiasm, dedication, and innovation can be truly awe-inspiring.”

Event Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023

Event Time: 10am-5:30pm

Event Location: Georges DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park

What You Can Expect

  • Dozens of hands-on STEM activities from exhibitors from 11:00a-3:00p
  • The SARSEF Innovators Hall, where attendees can explore student projects from the 2023 Fair
  • SARSEF Science Mart for all of your STEM swag needs
  • Innovators Hall where any student that has done research this year, teacher, or Fair judge can claim a gift
  • Scavenger Hunt for families to explore the exhibitors and claim a prize upon completion
  • Onstage live entertainment including three awards ceremonies for the Fair
  • Sweet and savory Food Trucks from 11:00a-3:00p
  • Plenty of room for outdoor seating on the grass in front of the amphitheater (bring your own blankets and chairs) 

About SARSEF:

SARSEF was formed in 1955 in an effort to increase student interest in the field of science. The mission of SARSEF is to engage Arizona’s Pre-K-12 grade students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through inquiry-based learning and research.

SARSEF accomplishes this mission through a variety of programming including a high school mentoring program, the STAR Lab, SARSEF Fair Week, educational outreach programs with an emphasis on underrepresented populations in the sciences, teacher professional development, ACES Camp for Middle School girls, Racing the Sun, and Arizona STEM Adventure.

To learn more about SARSEF programs and how students, teachers, and families can get involved, visit sarsef.org

Media Contact:

Yvonne Pysher, Director of Marketing and Communications

SARSEF

(520) 525-5230

yvonne@sarsef.org

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From the SARSEF CEO: Why Should You Judge or Volunteer at the SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair? Here are just a few reasons out of thousands.

By Julie Euber, CEO, SARSEF 

Did you know? Last year, SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair showcased the work of 6,558 students. What better reason to judge or volunteer than to impact the confidence level and career trajectory of thousands of students? 

At this year’s fair, you will have the flexibility to select the volunteer or judge opportunity that best fits your interests and scheduling needs. But before I share more on that, here are just a few other reasons you should sign up to judge or volunteer: 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10.8% increase in employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations from 2021 to 2031 compared to a 4.9% increase for non-STEM careers. And – the median annual wage for STEM careers is more than double that of non-STEM careers (BLS data). 

Every student should feel confident when considering their options in STEM fields. Not only does this open up a diversity of high paying, quality career possibilities for them, but it also supports the future of our growing STEM-based industries in the state. Unfortunately, less than 30% of students view themselves as a “science person,” and that number is even lower for groups underrepresented in STEM occupations. 

It’s been shown that educational programming can turn that statistic around and help students see themselves as the rock star scientists and engineers they truly are. SARSEF is no exception. In fact, 85% of last year’s SARSEF Fair participants said that completing their Science and Engineering Fair project encouraged them to think about a STEM major in college and/or a career in STEM fields. 

To run a fair as large as ours, we need hundreds of volunteers and judges to step up and volunteer their time and talents to the incredible youth of Southern Arizona. As one of those volunteers or judges, you could be the one who helps a student recognize their own potential.

Julie learns about 2022 ISEF finalist Yaritza Durazo’s research project

The power of a supportive adult that takes a student’s science and engineering project seriously should never be underestimated.

Think back to a time when a supportive adult took notice of you and your potential. When someone took a simple moment to let you know that you just might have a knack for something. Supportive relationships with others are important to our health and well-being no matter our age or background. 

At the SARSEF Fair, you get to actively listen to a student talk about a project that matters to them. You can encourage students while still giving constructive feedback that shows you are taking them and their work seriously. You can be proof that they do have connections to an exciting STEM field and that they can work in or care about science and engineering just like you do. A single judging interview, a single interaction with a volunteer could be the inspiration a student needs to reach for their goals. 

IT’S FUN

If you want to feel hopeful about future, this is your event! With SARSEF, students don’t have to wait to become scientists or engineers. With curiosity as their guide, they can start asking questions they care about and use science and engineering to find solutions that are meaningful to them, and even, the world. Being witness to their enthusiasm, dedication, and innovation can be truly awe-inspiring. 

I remember my first experience judging at a science fair. Some students eagerly sought my eye contact because they were so excited to tell me all about their work. Others were shy, but once they started talking, their enthusiasm shone through. Once I get through the phase of the interview where students are shaking off their nerves, I find that conversation gets easy and that it’s a privilege to get to learn from them. 

Julie co-chairing the Biomedical and Health Sciences Category at the 2017 ISEF in Los Angeles, California.

You can make a difference in a week, a day, or less. 

Depending on your schedule and goals, you can volunteer with us for a few weeks, a day or a few hours. There are so many ways to participate! Here’s the rundown:

Elementary School and Middle School Judging: Elementary School judging and interviews for the 2023 SARSEF will be held virtually over Zoom. The schedule is as follows: 

  • Attend a virtual training Tuesday, February 28 at 6pm or Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00am. 
  • Review your list of projects through our online project floor. The project floor opens at noon on Saturday, March 4. 
  • Determine winning projects with your caucus over Zoom on Monday, March 6 (Elementary: 1:00-3:00pm; Middle: 2:00-4:00pm). 
  • Plan on attending at least one interview session with students over Zoom. They will take place from 4:00-6:00pm on Monday, March 6 as well as 9:00-11:00am the following day. 

High School Judging: High School judging will take place in-person in the grand ballroom at the Student Union on the University of Arizona campus. The schedule is as follows: 

  • Attend a virtual training Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00pm or Thursday, March 2 at 8:00am. 
  • Review projects in your category ahead of time through our online project floor. The project floor opens at noon on Saturday, March 4. 
  • Interviews and caucusing to determine winners will take place on Wednesday, March 8. Timing depends on your category, so please refer to the link below to find out when you would judge. 
  • Judges at the high school level should be professionals in their fields (at least three to five years of experience is preferred) and/or be in the process of obtaining or hold advanced (master’s or doctoral) degrees. Middle school judges should hold a bachelor’s degree, and have some experience in their field, or teach in the selected area. Elementary school judges must have a high school education, with some experience with the age level selected, and/or interest in the field selected. 

Register to judge at the SARSEF Fair: https://sarsef.org/volunteers/judges/ 

General Event Volunteering: Beyond judging, we also have a great need for general event volunteers who can ensure all goes smoothly for our student participants and their teachers and caregivers. In the week before the Fair (February 27 through March 3) we’ll need volunteers assisting us virtually to confirm projects follow our display and safety guidelines. During the Fair, you can support in-person high school interviews on March 8 or our Community Expo and Awards Ceremony March 10 through 11. 

Register to volunteer at the SARSEF Fair: https://sarsef.org/volunteers/general-volunteers/ 

Don’t have the time to give? Plan to volunteer but want to do more? You can also consider giving a sponsored award or donating directly to our fair efforts. 

See you at the SARSEF Fair! 

SARSEF Regional Fair – In-person High School Interview Details

High School interviews are back in person this year, but what does that mean?

Projects

High School project requirements remain the same as when we began requiring digital project submissions in 2021. This allows the judges to review projects in advance and judge more thoroughly. Project registration and all uploads are due February 26, 2023 at 11:59pm.  

For information about High School project requirements, please see the high school project checklist:

Interviews

We are happy to announce that High School interviews are back in-person for 2023! 

Interviews are required and will take place at the University of Arizona Student Union Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, March 8, from 9:00a-3:00p. The day will include interviews with judges as well as category networking sessions similar to those held at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Students will have the opportunity to connect with other students in their category as well as STEM professionals in a related discipline. Lunch will be provided for all students. Please review all of the following information as you plan for this exciting day! 

Time and location 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 9:00a-3:00p

UArizona Student Union Ballroom 

1303 E University Blvd, Level 3 

Tucson, AZ 85719 

Parking and transportation

  • Parking is limited at UA. We recommend getting dropped off or carpooling if possible. Dropoffs can be at the Student Union roundabout at 2nd and Mountain.  
  • The UA Student Union is located along the SunLink route and is accessible by SunTran Routes 4, 5, 102X, 103X, and 105X.  
  • If parking is necessary, the 2nd Street garage is next to the UA Student Union. The cost is $2/hr with a $16 daily maximum.  

Preparation — What to bring

Upon arrival, each student will be provided with a blank tri-fold project board and a color printout of their virtual project slides. During their project set-up time, they will locate their board and arrange the printed project on their board using the supplies provided. Additionally, students may bring a laptop with simulations, physical models, prototypes, their lab journal, their project pdf, etc., to showcase and aid in the interview. Students may not print their own presentation posters or create their own project board ahead of time. This is to ensure that the judges are seeing the same project they have already reviewed prior to the interviews.

Note: Project boards are being created for ease of reference only. The digital slide deck will have already been reviewed and is the sole basis of any display score found on the judging criteria sheet. Students will not be marked down if their board is not assembled.  

If students choose to bring in a laptop, physical models, prototypes, etc., these materials must follow all Display and Safety Rules, or they will not be permitted.  

Schedule

8:30-9:30 Check-in, UA Student Union, Level 3, Diamond Atrium 

All students will check in and then follow the schedule of their appropriate track based on their category.

Track A

Categories:  

  • Applied Technology  
  • Chemistry  
  • Environmental Studies  
  • Data Science and Math  
  • Physics and Astronomy  
  • Plant Science  
  • Sustainability and Renewable Energy  

9:15-10:00 Project Setup, Grand Ballroom  

10:00-12:00 Judges Interviews, Grand Ballroom  

12:00-12:45 Lunch, Student Union (Provided for Students)  

1:00-2:30 Networking Sessions  

  • Rincon Room – Plant Science
  • Catalina Room – Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry 
  • Santa Rita Room – Applied Technology, Data Science and Math  
  • Tucson Room – Sustainability and Renewable Energy, Environmental Studies 

Track B

Categories: 

  • Animal Science 
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences 
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 
  • Medicine, Health, and Disease 
  • Mental Health 
  • Microbiology 

10:00-11:30 Networking Sessions 

  • Rincon Room – Animal Science 
  • Catalina Room – Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Santa Rita Room – Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 
  • Tucson Room – Medicine, Health, and Disease, Microbiology 

11:30-12:15 Lunch, Student Union (Provided for Students) 

12:15-1:00 Project Setup, Grand Ballroom 

1:00-3:00 Judges Interviews, Grand Ballroom 

Interviews — What to expect 

  • As you enter the ballroom during your project setup time, locate your project according to the Locator Number that accompanies your project on the virtual exhibit hall. Projects will be arranged by category and then in numerical order. 
  • You will find your board and printed project slides at your Locator Number spot. Using the materials provided, assemble the desired project slides on your board to aid in the interview. You will not be judged on this board. 
  • Arrange any additional physical items you brought, for example, models, prototypes, a laptop, etc. You may not bring a printed poster or a project board you assembled at home. All items you bring must follow Display and Safety Rules or will not be permitted. 
  • A Master Schedule of interviews will be posted in the Ballroom. You will know when judges are scheduled to interview you and will be able to see any breaks you may have during the interview period. Additional judges and Sponsored Awards judges may sign up in-person for one of your empty slots, so if you have a break, be sure to check that no one has signed up before having a snack or using the restroom. You won’t want to miss an additional interview! 
  • Interviews are 8 minutes long and will begin every 10 minutes (allowing 2 minutes for judges to move to the next project). 
  • An announcement will be made at the beginning of each interview period, and a chime will sound at the seven-minute mark so that judges may ask any last questions and wrap up the interview. 
  • Parents, caregivers, and teachers will not be permitted on the project floor during the interview sessions. Only judges, students, and staff will be permitted in the Ballroom during interview sessions.  
  • Wear comfortable shoes, and dress in business casual or professional attire.  
  • Bring a water bottle and snacks.  
  • Lunch will be provided for students.

Parents and caregivers

  • Parking is limited. Please plan to drop your student off at the Student Union roundabout located at Mountain and 2nd St. 
  • Parents and caregivers will not be permitted on the project floor or in networking sessions. 

Teachers 

  • There will be a Teacher’s area in the Kachina Lounge, where educators can network and rest during the event. Light snacks will be provided for educators.  

Nominate an Education Advocate for an Award at the 2023 SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair

We know that so much goes into the education of our young scientists and engineers. SARSEF awards educators and schools that support STEM learning in their classrooms, however, we know that we only see a small portion of the work that goes on behind the scenes to create high quality critical-thinking and problem-solving opportunities for PreK-12 students in Arizona. We wanted to give the community a chance to nominate those unsung heroes – those educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, parents, and caregivers – that make it possible for our young learners to thrive and grow into the thinkers and solvers of tomorrow.

At the 2023 Fair and beyond, our Education Advocate Award will be presented to members of your learning communities that YOU nominate. Share with us your stories of commitment and engagement that you see throughout your classrooms and schools. Winners will receive recognition and a cash award at the SARSEF Regional Fair Awards Ceremony on March 11th, 2023. Nomination deadline is Wednesday, March 1st.

Press Release: SARSEF Seeks Judges and Volunteers to Reward and Encourage Students at the 68th Annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair

(Tucson, AZ) Judge and volunteer registration is now open for SARSEF’s 68th annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The 2023 Fair will be a hybrid event with all student projects submitted digitally, celebrated during an outdoor Community STEM Expo and Award Ceremony at Reid Park, on Saturday, March 11th, in person from 10:00am-5:30pm. Volunteers are needed for both virtual and in-person roles, serving as judges, monitors, and event support. Join us in supporting the innovators, problem solvers, and leaders of tomorrow from the comfort of your own home, or in-person as we transform Reid Park into a STEM wonderland.

For more info on the Fair, visit https://sarsef.org/sarsef-fair/

“Do you remember a teacher or mentor from your childhood who pointed out that you were good at something? As a volunteer or judge at the SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair, you get to be that person encouraging and rewarding students for their hard work in the sciences. Imagine the difference you can make in their lives,” shared Julie Euber, SARSEF CEO.

This year’s judging will take place virtually and in-person from March 6-March 8, 2023. PreK-Middle school judging will be held virtually, while high school judging will take place in-person at the University of Arizona Ballroom.

  • Elementary school judges must have a high school education, with some experience with the age level selected, and/or interest in the field selected.
  • Middle School judges should hold a bachelor’s degree and have some experience in their field or teach in the selected area.
  • Judges at the high school level should be professionals in their fields (at least three to five years’ experience preferred) and/or be in the process of obtaining or hold advanced (master’s or doctoral) degrees.

For more information on serving as a judge and to register, visit https://sarsef.org/volunteers/judges/

“SARSEF is an incredible foundation, with numerous opportunities for scientists and engineers to serve as mentors. I eagerly look forward to volunteering as a judge every year for the SARSEF Regional Science and Engineering Fair. It is an excellent way to support young scientists and to also give back to the community. I learn something new every time that I volunteer, and I feel honored to serve as a mentor to young scientists. I strongly encourage all scientists and engineers to volunteer for this incredible opportunity to support young people in STEM fields.” said Jennifer Noble, Ph.D., Scientist and dedicated SARSEF judge.

The 2022 Fair had over 1,500 projects submitted, representing the work of nearly 7,000 students. Judges gave out over 1,000 awards, prizes, and scholarships, totaling $128,150.38.

642 students won awards on individual and team projects, while 3,990 won awards as part of a class project – 63% of all award winners attended a Title I school. Awards are given to students and teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. Volunteer opportunities are available February 27 through March 11. Time commitments range from a few hours to several days.

For more information on volunteering and to register, visit https://sarsef.org/programs/competitions/sarsef-science-and-engineering-fair/

Beyond the fair, SARSEF works year-round to ensure all students have the resources and access they need to pursue their own science projects. Students are encouraged to think of a problem in their lives, community or world that they would want to solve, while teachers and parents receive guidance on how to support students’ work.

About SARSEF:

SARSEF was formed in 1955 in an effort to increase student interest in the field of science. The mission of SARSEF is to engage Arizona’s Pre-K-12 grade students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through inquiry-based learning and research.

SARSEF accomplishes this mission through a variety of programming including a high school mentoring program, the STAR Lab, SARSEF Fair Week, educational outreach programs with an emphasis on underrepresented populations in the sciences, teacher professional development, ACES Camp for Middle School girls, Racing the Sun, and Arizona STEM Adventure.

To learn more about SARSEF programs and how students, teachers, and families can get involved, visit https://sarsef.org/

Media Contact:

Yvonne Pysher, Director of Marketing and Communications

SARSEF

(520) 525-5230

yvonne@sarsef.org

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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 Arizona completed this school year! If you haven’t had an opportunity to see them yet, be sure to visit virtualfair.sarsef.org.

SARSEF is one of three affiliated fairs in Arizona that selects the top high school projects at their Science and Engineering Fair to represent Arizona at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF). Projects from all over the world attend to compete at ISEF as the next generation of innovators!

At this year’s fair, eight high school students were selected to attend ISEF: Christopher Miranda (Harvest Preparatory Academy), Arjun Gupta (Quest for Education and Arts), Karah Mayer (Tanque Verde High School), Nathaniel van der Leeuw and Lily Wood (University High School), Alexander Nelson (Nelson Home School), Yaritza Durazo (Sunnyside High School), Ashley Valencia (Harvest Preparatory Academy), Julianna Serna-Ortiz (Harvest Preparatory Academy).

We had the opportunity to interview them recently to learn about their experiences in research and at the fair. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the list of winners including links to their projects in our virtual exhibit hall!

What inspired you to do your research project?

Ashely Valencia: I have always felt drawn to the sciences and while in high school I found out about all the different science fairs. This year I wanted to do a project that not only could help my community, but the entire world. Furthermore, I hope to pursue a career in the field of medicine and I decided to look into world health problems. I found out that roughly 3.4 billion individuals worldwide, are affected by oral diseases, especially in third world countries. I wanted to research ways to prevent some of these diseases.

Alexander Nelson: I have studied plant sciences throughout my high school research, with a particular interest in how plants respond under unfavorable conditions.  After meeting my mentors Dr. Cedar Warman and Dr. Ravishankar Palanivelu through the STAR Lab, and learning about their research, I was fascinated and wanted to pursue research alongside their studies.

Lily Wood: I had the opportunity to learn MATLab last summer and I wanted a project that would allow me to use it. I was also interested in learning more about global warming, especially living here in Tucson where it is already hot.

Julianna Serna-Ortiz: The current solutions for plastic pollution, PLA and oxo-biodegradable plastics, are found to be inefficient since they require a special composting facility to biodegrade. In this project I am trying to create a new biodegradable plastic with anitmicrobial properties that can be greatly beneficial for the environment. 

What’s something unexpected you learned while doing your research?

Ashley Valencia: Oral diseases affect a despicable amount of people around the world. People should not be ashamed of their smile just because they lack the resources. That is why I decided to focus on this topic.

Alexander Nelson: This year, I studied in vitro pollen growth and in vivo flower measurements. Through the guidance of my mentors, I learned how to integrate my subsequent findings into meaningful analyses using coding languages. This was a new experience and I learned many valuable skills in the process.

Julianna Serna-Ortiz: Out of all the different things I learned through the process of my research, what surprised me the most was that I can make a plastic out of algae and corn! When I heard about this experiment, I really couldn’t believe it was possible to do such thing, and still, when people hear about my project they look at me confused which I think is so funny. 

What has ISEF meant for you?

Ashley Valencia: ISEF will be a wonderful opportunity and experience for me. ISEF opens up many opportunities that were not available to me without it. I am very excited to hear and see all of the amazing research projects everybody has done this year.

Alexander Nelson: Throughout my childhood, ISEF has been an icon of scientific excellence that I have strived to achieve.  In essence, ISEF was a microcosm of all my future goals all wrapped up in one week. My desire to attend ISEF spawned many of my projects, culminating in three finalist presentations throughout high school. I am immeasurably grateful to all those who have helped me make this dream a possibility.

Julianna Serna-Ortiz: Getting to attend ISEF is a massive privilege and honestly my biggest achievement in my life as of now. I couldn’t be more grateful to all the people who gave me the chance to participate in this magnificent event and let me represent the state of Arizona. All I can say is thank you to all the people of ISEF who work really hard to give us students this amazing privilege of getting to be there and participate! 

What words of advice or encouragement do you want to share with other student scientists?

Ashley Valencia: As a first-generation student I feel like I should do  something important with my life because my parents never had the opportunities and resources we have available to us now. I want my parents to feel proud of me. While doing this research project I have been given many fantastic opportunities, like scholarships, extracurriculars, experience, Traveling, etc. What I want to say is that you should do something you love doing and feel proud of. Dream Big. Anything is possible if you set your mind to it!

Alexander Nelson: Allow me to preface: doing ‘good science’ is difficult, requiring lots of critical thinking and hard work.  But, if you commit yourself to following the scientific process from start to finish, you are in for the ride of your life.  Nothing is as exhilarating as conducting your own scientific review, formulating hypotheses, and watching them come to life through your own research. It’s worth the commitment.

Julianna Serna-Ortiz: If you’re doing something that you truly passionately love and you really, but genuinely, think that you can change the world with your idea, I’d just say go for it an don’t be afraid of making mistakes because that is just a sign that you’re slowly getting there.  

ISEF Finalists Selected at the SARSEF Fair

Christopher Miranda, Grade 10

Harvest Preparatory Academy, Yuma, AZ

Exogeneous Niacin and Zeaxanthin Treatment to Increase the Stress Tolerance and Light Absorbance Capacity of Microalgae Chlorella Vulgaris Under an Engineered Martian Environment

Arjun Gupta, Grade 11

Quest for Education and Arts, Tucson, AZ

Nouveau-AI-Plastic-Degen: A novel approach using AI-based enzyme engineering to design New and Highly Efficient Marine Plastic Degrading Enzymes

Karah Mayer, Grade 12

Tanque Verde High School, Tucson, AZ

Rare Immune Cells Significantly Associated with Severe COVID-19 Cases

Nathaniel van der Leeuw and Lily Wood, Grade 11

University High School, Tucson, AZ

Contemporary and Projected Climate Changes across the Southwestern United States Relative to the Last 24,000 Years

Alexander Nelson, Grade 12

Nelson Home School, Tucson, AZ

Analysis of Pollen-pistil Interactions to Model Reproductive Thermotolerance in Tomato

Yaritza Durazo, Grade 12

Sunnyside High School, Tucson, AZ

Exploration of Chaotic Orbits Using the Lyapunov Exponent in the Restricted Three-Body Problem

Ashley Valencia, Grade 10

Harvest Preparatory Academy, Yuma, AZ

Improving the Dental Health in Developing Countries with a Toothpaste Infused with Psidium Guajava and Acmella Oleracea Extracts Against Tooth Decay Causing Bacteria Streptococcus Mutans

Julianna Serna-Ortiz, Grade 10

Harvest Preparatory Academy, Yuma, AZ

Engineering of Antimicrobial Bioplastics From Invasive Algae Caulerpa Prolifera, Undaria Pinnatifida, and Waste Corn Cobs

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Press Release: Arizona Students Awarded Over $100,000 in Scholarships, Prizes, and Awards at SARSEF Fair in March!

March 24, 2022

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(Tucson, AZ) In March, SARSEF held their 67th Annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair in conjunction with hosting a Community STEM Expo. The fair provided students the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their work in science and engineering. Many received cash prizes for their achievements.

The SARSEF Fair showcased the work of 6,557 students and 1,535 projects from over 120 schools, pre-kindergarten through high school, from all over Arizona. Over $100,000 in awards and scholarships were given out to students as well as teachers who went above and beyond to support their students’ work.

“SARSEF taught me that your own hard work does indeed pay off. Even though you might doubt yourself or wish that you picked an easier project, you must remember that hard work is the basis of society. Without carefully analyzing your code or making faulty predictions, you run the risk of building an unstable foundation for humanity. By participating in the Science Fair you are not guaranteed to win but you are guaranteed an opportunity to compete on a fair plain with all of Southern Arizona,” shared SARSEF Winner Nathaniel van der Leeuw from University High School.”

261 volunteer judges determined the grand awards, volunteering over 3,300 hours of their time. Judges reviewed projects and interviewed students to determine who will win a prize.

Yaritza Durazo, who attends Sunnyside High School, identified ways to make space mission designs more effective. She was excited to have had the opportunity to present her research and is excited to continue and explore her scientific journey.

“My favorite part about SARSEF was learning something new in science and being able to present the outcome of my research. Before, I thought science was mostly about getting results and drawing conclusions from them, but I quickly learned that science communication is a huge part of the scientific process. I had fun learning how to code, reading scientific papers, and presenting my research. I am excited to continue my scientific journey, wherever it takes me.”

A total of 457 Sponsored Awards were given to students. These awards are contributed by individuals or organizations within the community and nationally, supporting and encouraging students to become future leaders and believe in themselves. For example, Finnegan McGill, who attends Emily Gray Junior High, won the Coding with Commitment Sponsored Award given by Broadcom Foundation. The award included public recognition by the foundation, a $250 gift certificate, and a Raspberry Pi Foundation Official RP 400 Personal Computer Kit.

Eight students will continue on to compete at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering fair (ISEF): Christopher Miranda (Harvest Preparatory Academy), Karah Mayer (Tanque Verde High School), Alexander Nelson (Nelson Home School), Yaritza Durazo (Sunnyside High School), Ashley Valencia (Harvest Preparatory Academy), Julianna Serna-Ortiz (Harvest Preparatory Academy), Nathaniel van der Leeuw and Lily Wood (University High School), and Arjun Gupta (Quest for Education and Arts).

Visit the Virtual Fair and review projects in the exhibit hall: https://virtualfair.sarsef.org/exhibit-hall/

View the 2022 Awards List: https://sarsef.org/2022-sarsef-fair-winners-2/

About SARSEF:

SARSEF was formed in 1955 in an effort to increase student interest in the field of science. The mission of SARSEF is to teach Arizona’s Pre-K-12 grade students critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through inquiry-based learning and research.

SARSEF accomplishes this mission through a variety of programming including SARSEF Fair Week, educational outreach programs with an emphasis on underrepresented populations in the sciences, teacher professional development, ACES Camp for Middle School girls, Racing the Sun, and Arizona STEM Adventure.

To learn more about SARSEF programs and how students, teachers, and families can get involved, visit sarsef.org

Media Contact:

Yvonne Pysher, Director of Marketing and Communications

SARSEF

yvonne@sarsef.org

2022 SARSEF Fair Winners

Elementary Grand Awards (grades PreK–5)

Academy of Mathematics and Science

Cold as IceMrs. Shellie Ryff class2nd Place
Ice Cube RaceMrs. Rebecca Hale class1st Place

Agua Caliente Elementary School

Fish Poop: The Future of FarmingDeb Goepfrich class1st Place
Who Has the Cleaner Mouth – Dogs or Humans?Kathryn Tompkins class1st Place

Anthem K-8 School

Water Spinning EnergyMaxwell Crowder1st Place

Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind

Plants, Water, and SoilLatrina Lewis class2nd Place
Solar OvenSusan Pearson class2nd Place

BASIS Oro Valley

Baby Shark Doo Doo!!!Varni Modi, Aishwarya Rao1st Place
My Little Sprout HouseBansri Modi1st Place
Skyscraper’s Hidden TriangleVarni Modi, Aishwarya Rao3rd Place

BASIS Scottsdale Primary

Traffic Powered Wind Turbine – With Improved DesignRishi Setia2nd Place

Booth-Fickett Math and Science Magnet School

Through Thick and Thin: Osmosis of a CellLinda Ozuna3rd Place

Canyon View Elementary School

Do You Eat With Your Eyes?Audrey Wild2nd Place
Does Wearing Your Mask Effect Intensity In Your Voice?Saheli Waggoner, Ivy Jensen3rd Place
Everything RecyclingAlexander Boerup2nd Place
Now You See It, Now You Don’tAmelia Holmes2nd Place
Paper Airplanes Take Flight!Khalil Shehab2nd Place
The Lion ProjectMyla Closterman1st Place
What fruits make a persimmon ripen fasterDarby Lin2nd Place
What is the best way to grow a plant from a cutting on a windowsill?Abby Henson1st Place

Carden Christian Academy Central

Can A Brownie Made with Cricket Flour Taste As Good As One Made with All-Purpose Flour?Mrs. Helen Castillo class1st Place
Can An Egg Hold More Weight On Its Side or Standing Up?Trishia Jackson3rd Place
Is Seeing Believing?Mrs. Dianna Marquez class3rd Place

Casas Christian School

Colors 2 The EyeAsandro Otero2nd Place
NeuronsElijah Hernandez1st Place

Castlehill Country Day School

Color – Its for the Birds!Ryder Thouin1st Place
Do Algorithms Stay on Topic?Evan Bunch3rd Place
Happiness During CovidShelly Gisches2nd Place
Hydrate Your Heart RateRudy Saffer2nd Place
Mold Growth on RaspberriesAva Borders2nd Place
Shake It UpRainey Saffer3rd Place
Taste – The Nose KnowsSachin Shroff1st Place
Training Cats to Save ThemselvesFrannie Guzman1st Place

Centennial Elementary School

Gila WoodpeckerMr. Lee Roop class3rd Place
Northern CardinalMr. Lee Roop class3rd Place

Cochise Elementary School

Just Around the Riverbend: An Experiment on Erosion and RiverbedsArya White1st Place

Continental School

We Can Build a Tower to the CeilingMrs Jenny Lichtsinn class1st Place
What Floats, What SinksMrs. Jenny Lichtsinn class1st Place

Copper Creek Elementary School

Best DIY Fire Starters for CampingLandyn Barnett1st Place
Creating a Glue Force Field For GlassOz Folkman2nd Place
Making Casein Plastic from MilkSusan Latin class3rd Place
Saving Water with Recycled TextilesAlyna Barnett2nd Place
Worms are eating our leftovers!Tara Wieber class1st Place

Copper Ridge Elementary

Cold or Hot – Make Your Best ShotIsaac Rodriguez3rd Place
Floating Buttons!Mrs. Danielle West class3rd Place
How Effective is Soap at Destroying Germs?Ms. Kristin Powell class1st Place
How’s Your Honey?Arlo Davidson1st Place
Music and Academic SuccessMrs. Amy Sheppard class2nd Place
Solar SplashNaomi Larson1st Place
The “”Prezar!””Liam Pentland3rd Place
The Animal ProjectJimi Equitz2nd Place
Which Method Makes the Cake?Ethan Goral2nd Place
Winnie and the BeanstalkWensleigh Feagley1st Place

Cottonwood Elementary School

Craft Drone Vs Lego DroneJude Hermosa2nd Place
Fruit Snack Ingredient TestingSarah Metcalf class1st Place
Long Lasting Flavor?Abigail Cardenas class3rd Place
Parachute ProjectMartha Tanner class2nd Place
Speedy LegsLatricia Ferguson class2nd Place
The Colorful Celery ExperimentLorena Fronseca class2nd Place
The Magic Milk ExperimentCassidy Kalinowski class2nd Place

Da Vinci Tree Academy

Fabulous FossilsMrs. Karen Martell class3rd Place

Desert Willow Elementary School

Conductive PlaydoughMelanie Livingood1st Place
Dirty Hands Made CleanLauren Dennis, Ethan Dennis3rd Place
Making a Robot Out of Mostly Recycled MaterialsOlexandr Borboa2nd Place
Soil ErosionAubrey Dell3rd Place
What Type of Snack do Ants Prefer?Katherine Wilson class1st Place
Will it Sink or FloatSharon Beck class1st Place

Dove Mountain CSTEM School

Alert or NotMs. Teresa Belden class1st Place
Bubble DropMrs. Kimberly Reynolds class2nd Place
Can it be Stopped?Mrs. Andrea Velazco class1st Place
Don’t Get Caught Germ-y Handed!Mrs. Charlene DeWitt class1st Place
Earth, Wind, & Flower: Plants Effects on ErosionBenjamin Wiggins2nd Place
GERMS, GERMS, EVERYWHERE!Mrs. Maria Fallon class2nd Place
Grow Plants GrowMrs. Daisy Robledo class1st Place
How can you change saltwater into drinking water?Gabriella Lopez3rd Place
How Does Plastic Affect Brine ShrimpFinnegan de Masi2nd Place
It’s ElectrifyingTeagan Yauch3rd Place
Let’s Bundle Up!Ms. Kristin Stutzman class2nd Place
Mold, Mold, Go Away!Christine Yuan, Emily Marshall2nd Place
Organic vs Non-organic soil, which plant will grow faster?Gabriela Martinez Santana2nd Place
PidgetMadison Divijak, Ellie Divijak1st Place
Plant Growth with Limited WaterLiam Crum2nd Place
Slippery SlidesMrs. Tricia Johnson class3rd Place
Snowflake FunMrs. Brittney Morse class3rd Place
So Many SeedsMs. Sierra Pederson class1st Place
Suck it Up, Buttercup: Which paper towel sucks up the most water?Thomas Wiggins1st Place
The Hook – A Coat’s DilemmaMiss Kristy Hollandsworth class3rd Place
The Potential of MousetrapsWeston Booth2nd Place
What Color of Light is the Easiest to Hide?Barrett Mortenson3rd Place
Where Have All the Erasers Gone?Mrs. Maribelle Leyvas class1st Place
Which boat can float?Mrs. Kristen Reyes class2nd Place
Wishy-WashyJocelyn Cravens2nd Place

Dreams of Sunshine Playground

How Fast Do Water Beads GrowYunde Dalton Chan2nd Place

Emily Meschter Early Learning Center – Top Pre-Kindergarten Program

How Many Surfaces Can a Germ Travel To?Ms. Jessica Jankowski-Gallo class1st Place
Is There Room on the Shelf?“Mister Ben” Collinsworth class1st Place
Polar BrrrrMiss Nicole Davis class1st Place
Shining Light on ShadowsLiz Pumarol and Jessica Caramella class1st Place
SOAK IT UP!Jennifer Oquendo class1st Place

Esmond Station Iron Horses K-8

How BIG Can He Get?Landon Tankersley2nd Place
Make My Garden GrowLillian Murphy3rd Place

Fletcher Family Homeschool

Pop, Pop, No Pop!Sylvia Fletcher1st Place

Fruchthendler Elementary School

An Apple A DayElizabeth Angiulo3rd Place
Bats and BallsEmil Olsen3rd Place
Catching CarbonAlexander Angiulo3rd Place
Do Hummingbirds Prefer Red?Bentley Desjardin3rd Place
Do mealworms have personalities?Nina Hipps class2nd Place
Flaming Hot or Freezing Cold: How Far Will the Baseball Go?Nate Marenfeld1st Place
How’d You Sleep?Parker Hudson2nd Place
Just Enough Light: Does the Placement of Windows in an Underground House Matter?Toben Dorsey-Sanchez1st Place
Light up my plantsLogan Benneyworth3rd Place
Magnetic Force FieldMatthew Keller1st Place
Making a Magnetic Levitation Device to see if Magnets can be Levitated using an Electric CurrentJames Bird2nd Place
Plastics: The Good, The Bad, and the UglyLillianna Rodriguez1st Place
Project SuMS: Submarine Motor SealJacob Keller2nd Place
Retarding a FireGabriel Sadza2nd Place
The Luck of the Dice?Isaac Ornstein2nd Place
The Pandemic’s Effect on Elementary Age StudentsCarly Coy3rd Place
UV EfficientWilliam Goodenow2nd Place
Water balloon dropCaroline Benneyworth2nd Place
What Soil Material is Best for Growing a Plant From Seed?Olivia Baron3rd Place
Wind Effects On People Around SkyscrapersStefan Perry1st Place

Gowan Science Academy

I Can Breathe in MasksLiv Kaynak2nd Place
What Did You Leave BehindRory Pond1st Place

Highland Free School

Which Mask Best Prevents the Sharing of GermsSofia Diaz2nd Place

Homer Davis Elementary School

Deep SeedsJule Abeytia class2nd Place
Tummies Touching TablesMrs. Jessica Howe class1st Place

Immaculate Heart Elementary and Middle School

Science for snoozingJessica Reichling class2nd Place

Innovation Academy – Top Elementary School

2 times the fun!!Ashlee Watson class1st Place
3-2-1 Blast Off! Rocket LaunchingDrake Taylor1st Place
All You Seed Is LoveSayuri “Ellie” Carter-Rogel2nd Place
Best booger blowout!Johnny Luecke2nd Place
Can You Hear Me?Mrs. Niki Tilicki class2nd Place
Don’t Throw it, Coat It!Aaron Eager1st Place
Enrichment for TigersMila Madeka2nd Place
Fabric StrengthMabel Rivera class1st Place
Face Mask ExtravaganzaSabina Vaswani class2nd Place
Freeloading Chicken on the LooseIsabella Gruenwald1st Place
Germs in SpaceDaniel Dowling, Asher Overfield, Amelia Weede3rd Place
Got to Wear My ShadesLeopoldo Delgado1st Place
Grow BoxesRachelle Ferris class3rd Place
Growing in a Bubble: A Balloon Greenhouse EffectPamela Barrett class2nd Place
H2Whoa! See How We Grow!Mrs. Patricia Patchin class1st Place
Intentionally Kind KidsNiki Tilicki class1st Place
Keeping Ants out of our PANTS and our PLANTSDanielle Swartz class1st Place
Knit, Knot StressMabel Rivera class3rd Place
Let it Grow!Mabel Rivera class1st Place
Marine Mass and ModelsGriffin Ferris1st Place
Moody News: Does medial consumption impact the mood of adolescents?Colin Cordell class3rd Place
No More Litter!Elisabeth Gingrich class2nd Place
Pollinator PaloozaShannon Maxon class2nd Place
Pop! Are you Paying Attention?Lori LaRussa class1st Place
Reach for the StarsNiki Tilicki class2nd Place
Reflux Hurts (HELP!) : Does the PH level in my favorite foods affect my reflux/GERD?Talan Freytag1st Place
Rocks in the Soil vs Plain SoilElias Theiss2nd Place
Seizing SpaceElla Taliaferro3rd Place
Slow Progress is Still ProgressSydney Albers1st Place
Something Fishy is Going On!Mason Rehm1st Place
STEP INTO IT: Helping our HealthRachelle Ferris class1st Place
The Art of DataDylan Spiker, Carley Soldat-Valenzuela, Siena Ballmann2nd Place
The Chip ProblemPatrick Sotelo2nd Place
The Fun SunRachelle Ferris class1st Place
The Germ ProjectHailey Hakala1st Place
The Lid CoolerFrankie Mendez, Boran Hu1st Place
The Scorpion ReservoirVincent Poyas2nd Place
These Hands Are Made For WashingSusan Steen class1st Place
Warming My Pool Not My PlanetBreckyn Koenig1st Place
We Axolotl QuestionsMrs. Mandi Cordell class1st Place
Who Let the Air Out?Ashlyn Lehwald class1st Place
Will you be Right Guessing Jellies by Sight?Addison Zimmerman2nd Place

International School of Tucson

Adding Light Bulbs to an Electrical CircuitSantiago Moreno1st Place
Beyblades and FrictionMohamed Alhag2nd Place
Biodegradation in the DesertJonathan Deimen2nd Place
Flowers Make the World a Better PlaceDrew Kouts2nd Place
Is the Top of the Hill Colder than the Bottom of the Hill?Presley Knappenberger1st Place
Orbeez Size and MineralsWilliam Krizman-Rauh2nd Place
Who Ordered Pizza?Kyen Ding3rd Place

J. Robert Hendricks Elementary School

Backyard Bird FeedersMrs. Sarah Hitcings class1st Place
Backyard BirdingMissy Siegel class1st Place
Backyard Birding BuildersMrs. Kaitlyn Capas class1st Place
Cats Right or Left Handed?Ian Plumlee2nd Place
Erosion ExplosionHenry Heyer1st Place
Freeze DrinkWilson Perkins3rd Place
Keep It CoolMrs Cherie Creager class3rd Place
No Seam Dream!Naomi Gutierrez1st Place
Rollie Pollie ResidenceMrs. Kelsi Strickland class3rd Place
Save The Pill Bugs!Ms. Susanne Segroves class1st Place
Say Watt!Jessica Wendt class1st Place
Water Harvesting PlayscapeMrs. Vanessa Schiess class1st Place

Legacy Traditional School

Bowl WarsHaley Lewis class1st Place

Lim Home School

Changing Water – Sink or FloatAddilyn Lim3rd Place

Lineweaver Elementary School (SARSEF Endorsed School)

Don’t Judge A Juice By Its ColorChristy Masengarb class2nd Place
FrictionMadhavi Rachakonda class1st Place
Hohokam Tools vs. Modern ToolsSylvan LaRoche1st Place
No More Excuses-Homework Paper InvestigationJennifer Metzler class2nd Place
Spinning SwingsCarson Gutenkunst3rd Place
The Great Pencil Balancing TrickLily Cummins class1st Place
Too Much TrashJanine Malkin class2nd Place
Water Loss in LeavesCleo Gelt3rd Place

Lulu Walker Elementary School

Cookies Slam DunkSusan Luciano class1st Place
One Little SeedNicolas Kelley1st Place
Rise and SlimeAurora Shepherd3rd Place
So Many Chargers, So Little TimeEthan Shepherd3rd Place

Manzanita Elementary School

Hissers and Dubias: The Bacteria TestMrs. Maura Baker class3rd Place

Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8

Dirty and Clean Hands Experiment with RiceFeven Afewerki class1st Place

Mesquite Elementary School

Environmentally Safe Plastic From MilkLeilani McComisky3rd Place
Humps, Bumps, or Rumbles…Traffic Calming – Does it Work?Kaylee Clor1st Place
Ice MeltersEmma Hough3rd Place
The EggsperimentRaphe Sherfield3rd Place

Mountain Vista School

Plastic MilkRowen Egan2nd Place
Touch Down – Our Amazing Sense of TouchChristine Perryman Maki class2nd Place

Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School

Arctic Animal Adaptation ExplorationMs. Haley Jensen class2nd Place
Bubblegum BonanzaMs. Nikki Bailey class1st Place
The ScoopBode Buenger3rd Place
Tooth EGGSperimentMs. Danielle De Alba class3rd Place
Vanishing VitaminsKailyn Kleinburg1st Place
Written Into MemoryMs. Ashley Campos class1st Place

Olsson homeschool

Magnetic life saver: Protecting astronauts from moon dustKent Olsson1st Place
Octocopter’s mission: A drone that collects hot lava for space scienceEd Olsson1st Place

Polk Home School

A Need for SpeedLily Polk1st Place

Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary

Brick By BrickAndrew Banzhaf3rd Place

Richard B. Wilson School

It’s Snot A Problem If You Don’t Touch Your FaceTy Wayment3rd Place
Magical RoofsAmelia Meadows-Wallace3rd Place

Robert Richardson Elementary School

Apple MummiesOlivia Oswald2nd Place
Dissolving Gummy BearsMrs. Jennifer Stretton class2nd Place
Eyes or Ears? Which Way Do You Remember Best?Mrs. Corrie Shaar class2nd Place
It’s Eroding AwayMrs. Michelle McWilliams class3rd Place
The Plant Pollution ProjectMr. Lukas Maroney class3rd Place

Rohrbach Redshift Academy

How does guitar sound change with cost? Using a spectrum analyzer to measure the sound of guitars of different prices.Isaac Rohrbach1st Place

Saint Joseph Catholic School

Don’t Be A Rookie, Bake the Perfect Cookie!Rafael Meza3rd Place
The Shhh…arpener ProjectMs. Eileen Miller class3rd Place

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School

Can Video Games Be Good For You?Zachary Daou2nd Place
Dancing ElectronsMrs. Emily Penning class1st Place
Does Music Affect How we Concentrate?David Cardenas1st Place
Eating IronKatalina Maldonado3rd Place
Electrical Conduction with Different Wire SizeOlivia Toureno3rd Place
Home Sweet HomeJohnathan Raymond1st Place
Strongest StarchMrs. Emily Penning class2nd Place
The Crazy Slide Transportation- Mountain Engineering ProjectMs. Abigail Molina class1st Place
The Floating EggMrs. Yvette Urcadez class2nd Place

Sam Hughes Elementary School

Are Cheap Sunglasses Blinding My Dad?Simone Smith1st Place
Carrot Crew: Finding the Right Sized CarrotJennifer Graber class1st Place
Ready, Set, Melt! Which Type of Chocolate Melts Faster: Dark, Milk or White?Jacob Douglas3rd Place
Snuggles and PugglesRosie Newell2nd Place
What Absorbs Heat Faster, Dirt or Water?Mrs. Kathleen Patterson class3rd Place

San Simon School BIE

Bubble-ologyJohn Patten2nd Place
How To Build On Mars!Ms. Pam Buchanan class1st Place

Satori Charter School

Exploring plastic and magnetic properties to save the world’s oceanInsee Ekstrom1st Place

Senita Valley Elementary School

Battle of the MasksMrs. Brandi Sutterly class3rd Place
Penguins and Gravitational WavesAlper Guvenc1st Place
Sink or FloatMs. Shaylyn Grow class3rd Place
The Water Bottle Holder 5000Mrs. Maggie Gamble class1st Place
What kind of Fabric Sticks to Cholla the Best?Isabelle Lefforge1st Place
Which Version of Building Blocks snap Together the Best?Caleb Lefforge1st Place

St. Cyril School

Wrath of the MaskRyan Douville2nd Place

St. Michael’s School

Optimizing Your Zeer PotHelena Loewenstein3rd Place

Sunrise Drive Elementary

Aerodynamics – The tail of my KiteAmelie Puell1st Place
Bouncy or NotAneira White2nd Place
Cider MysteriesTaric Bruckner3rd Place
Cookies!Liliana Ruiz3rd Place
Jellyfish and PollutionNurhan Shirazi2nd Place
The Dirtiest Area I Touch Everyday in my ClassroomAaheli Shil1st Place

Sycamore Elementary School

Can 2nd Graders Change Water DensityKristy Gossen class2nd Place
Candy Hearts Dissolve!Jennifer Johnson class2nd Place
Fun With Glow Stick ColorsIsabella Wilson2nd Place
Ice, Ice, BabyMrs. Theresa Stone class3rd Place
Movable Coat RackEmmalyn Hopper3rd Place
Pictures or Music: Which Affects You More?Evelyn Tosseth1st Place
Power Punches: the physics of karateXander Powell3rd Place
Sustainable Hair GelTorrin Potter2nd Place
What Natural Preservatives Work Best?Emily Kahl2nd Place
What’s a Bird’s Favorite Color?Gwendolyne Macias1st Place
Will Buffelgrass Keep Plants From GrowingAnne Marie Wages1st Place
Will Speed or Traction change using different gases in a Go Kart tire?James Ferrin2nd Place

Tanque Verde Elementary School

Do Cars Travel Different Distances on Different Textures?Monet Pender1st Place
Dog Fur, Dirt, and Dust Removal ToolKaylee Blotkamp, Ava Haggard2nd Place
Life is Like a Box of Chocolates…Or is it?Miss Stacy Marr class1st Place
Snack BotRyan Sutterly, Noah Burrows, Gerimiah Andrews3rd Place
The Tragon (Trash Wagon)Paige Trimble, Penelope Holland3rd Place
Zoom BroomTinley Gooch2nd Place

Tanque Verde Luthern Church Preschool

Will it Sink or float?Amyra Kotadia, Jayneel Patel1st Place

The Montessori Schoolhouse

Different Ways to Water PothosAlejandro Perez3rd Place

Tucson Hebrew Academy

Flip Book ManiaMrs. Jessica Robinson class2nd Place
Here Comes the Sun!Ms. Mollie Ramos class1st Place
How Weight Affects Flight: Can It Go The Distance?Mrs. Melissa Landau class3rd Place
Juice Box RacersMrs. Stephanie Buchler class1st Place
Stop, Drop, and ListenMs. Adina Karp class2nd Place
The Giganto Slide Experiment: How to Dress for Maximum SpeedIvan Moravec, Miles Hansen1st Place

Twin Peaks Elementary School

Guinea Pig MazeJessica Holtrop Osuna3rd Place
If I drink this water will it kill me?Matthew Miller1st Place
Kids Play Safe- Geofenced ScooterPrajit Mani2nd Place

Vail Academy and High School

What Foods Power a Potato Clock Better than a PotatoHunter E. Woodworth2nd Place

Ventana Vista Elementary

Desalination Of Ocean WaterZeke Bialis2nd Place
Mite-y CockroachesMrs. Maura Baker class2nd Place

Walter Douglas Elementary

Gummy BearsJessica Roberts class2nd Place

Willcox Middle School

Florescent FlowersAleesa Sanchez1st Place

Winifred Harelson Elementary School

A Salty SurpriseHarper McDermed2nd Place
Bird Seed Preferences of Arizona BirdsAshlyn Perkins3rd Place
Colony Morphology: Identifying Microbial DiversityMrs. Susie Herman class1st Place
For Nature By Nature: Can Desert Plants Stop Soil Erosion?Mrs. Robyn Yewell class1st Place
Javelina Javelin-AGavin Cook1st Place
Pounds Per Square Inch and Bike Tire SpeedViolet Rambaud3rd Place
Seedy Soccer: Which materials will prevent burs from the field on different textiles?Mrs. Sarah Nystedt class1st Place
The Homework Folder ReminderGabriel Mora2nd Place
The Thorny TransplanterMaizie McIntosh3rd Place
What Will Slow Down Mold on Strawberries?Audrey Mandel1st Place

Winter Homeschool

Am I more dirty after a day at school?Ella Winter1st Place
Which substances on hands affect glucometer readings?Lilah Winter1st Place

Middle and High School Grand Awards (grades 6–12)

Academy of Mathematics and Science

Approachability based off body languageCiylin Caid3rd Place
Surface BacteriaKailee Lauscher2nd Place

Agua Caliente Elementary School

Cartoon vs Photograph: How Images Affect Interest and Action in the Conservation of Eryngium SparganophyllumNoemi Celani2nd Place
Tap vs. Bottled: Which Has Less Contaminants?Nia Meredith1st Place
What Lure Color is Best?Miles Gerl1st Place

Anza Trail Middle School

Trouble-chutingRome Sexton2nd Place

BASIS Oro Valley

Slowing Down Ice Melt Using Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Eggshells Towards Mitigating Global Climate CrisisMatthew Kim3rd Place
Which treatments are most effective at improving cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients 50 years and older?Daveena Biswas3rd Place

BASIS Tucson North

Factors that affect Cancer MetastasisShivam Kedia3rd Place
Packaging waste reduction: right-sized box packaging by using volume bounding box algorithmJimmy Kwon1st Place

Bonita Elementary School – Willcox

Dirt SlideBraeden Nielson2nd Place
Don’t Blow it Regrow itEmilia Warner1st Place
Shake ItMikaela McClaine3rd Place

Booth-Fickett Math and Science Magnet School

Best Containers for Ice CreamDr. Adelle McNiece class2nd Place
How does soda brand affect how fast it goes flat?Dr. Adelle McNiece class1st Place
How Does Your Age Affect Your Lung Size?Dr. Adelle McNiece class3rd Place
Natural Food ColoringMs. Jessica Gonzalez class1st Place

Canyon del Oro High School

The Role of Hypoxia and Tyrosine Kinases on Breast Cancer Cell MigrationZander Dickey3rd Place

Catalina Foothills High School

Agrivoltaics in the Time of Water RestrictionsHenry Roth Gordon1st Place
Assessing Urban vs. Rural Historical Temperature TrendsEmily Kamp, ASHLEY Mannenbach3rd Place
Effects of Sceloporus virgatus (Striped Plateau Lizard) Cloacal Bacteria on Fungal GrowthJeronimo Barela1st Place
Hypo- and hyperglycemia Stimulate PKC-δ+ Neurons In The CElZachary Keyes2nd Place

Cibola High School

Comparison of Struvite and Chlorella vulgaris Solution to Phosphorus Water PollutionSavannah Botello1st Place
Kinetics of Polymer Degradation with Tenebrio Molitor – Using Mealworms to Stop Plastic WasteHailey Chulamorkodt3rd Place
Seaweed BIochar FiltrationCole Steinmetz2nd Place
Wastewater-Based Epidemiological Tracking of SARS-CoV-2: Determining Unreported Cases and Clinical Data Lag TimeQuinn Nemeth1st Place
Demographics of Vaccination StatusAmritjot Singh1st Place
Reactive Nitrogen species: does it kill bacteria in wounds?Brenna Aspinwall3rd Place

City High School

An Emotional Solar CoasterUrsula Denholm2nd place

Colonel Smith Middle School – Ft. Huachuca

Don’t Eat FliesRiley Northrup3rd Place
Elevation Equals EnergyAbigail Bynum3rd Place
Fun FertilizersBrayden Kamachi2nd Place
pHan Pedro RiverCassandra Comolli1st Place
UV n’ trouble? Nailed it!Brennyn Livesey3rd Place

Corona Foothills Middle School

Cat-A-PultKatie Hecht3rd Place

Coronado K-8 School

Do Greenies actually clean our pet’s mouthPenny Sinohui1st Place
Mask Mania how do they protect?Aaron Hanks3rd Place
The effects of chicken sandwich packagingJack Pletnick3rd Place

DeGrazia Elementary School

What’s in Your Water Arizona?Alexander Hernandez1st Place

Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School

Flour PowerSamantha Beutel2nd Place
Global Abundance of Microplastic in Beach SandsHenry Root1st Place
Mushrooms and DecompositionLeela Rajagopal Ridgway2nd Place

Doolen Middle School

Egg Sell-By Dates: Are They Accurate?Chloe Howell2nd Place
Equality in Hiring: How Gender Affects HireabilityElla Stoddard2nd Place
Escape the Maze: AI in RoboticsOlin Jones3rd Place
Golf Clubs, Distance, Loft and AngleMaxim Rutkowski, Cole Jenia3rd Place
Measuring Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in Different ClassroomsBenjamin Wexler1st Place
Pandemic Infection: An Analysis of How Germs Spread Through Different Forms of GreetingBen Brumley3rd Place
Preventable Erosional ForcesQuinlan McCormick2nd Place
Quality MasksAlex Molina-Macholtz2nd Place
Sound of SilenceZachary Dye1st Place
Sound vs. MaterialsAidan Fuller1st Place
The Bright Green Hope: Does the Surface Area of the Container Matter in Growing Algae?Ellen Dorsey-Sanchez1st Place
The Effects of Desert Plant Extracts on CricketsSabrina Wexler1st Place
What Items Can Deflect a Magnetic Field?Oliver Mason2nd Place
What Soil Types Resist Erosion the Most?Mason Huey2nd Place

Dove Mountain CSTEM School

Which Will Be The Berry Best vol. 2Abigail Ditsch2nd Place

Emily Gray Junior High – Top Middle School

A-Bird – Automated Bird Recognition DeviceFinnegan McGill1st Place
Beyond the BlazeBen Head3rd Place
Chair SocksSantino Celani1st Place
Do Computers Run Better with Clean Air?Grant Orvik2nd Place
Hovercraft: The ScalloperLogan Nielsen2nd Place
How Mulch Does It Help?Garrett Fry3rd Place
Just Drain It!Siena Contreras1st Place
Silence is GoldenSavannah LaPorte3rd Place
Solar Water HeaterSamantha Judnich3rd Place
The Happiness EffectAlex Provenzano1st Place
The Solar-CellGavin Panttila2nd Place
What deters desert rodents best?Calvin Driskill1st Place

Empire High School

Horizontal Transmission of the Obligate Symbiont Burkholderia in the Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus zonatus (Hemiptera: Coreidae)Isabelle Lopez1st place
PlantibioticsDawson Jones2nd Place
Which Food Source Makes The Biggest Hornworm?Marisa Freeman2nd Place
Which One is Better, Spray or Gel Hand Sanitizer?Connor Homes2nd Place

Eritrean Church

Performance of Trichoderma Fungi on Various African and Native Arizona Plants vs ControlMs Danielle Corbett class1st Place

Esmond Station Iron Horses K-8

Oxygen Through the ShellAddison Robison2nd Place
The Germination of BeansGraciela Huerta3rd Place
Unbelieva-bubble The Science of Soap BubblesAmelia Barrett2nd Place

Esperero Canyon Middle School

Is is Possible to Use Mars to Live on Mars?Ethan Bialis3rd Place

Gowan Science Academy

Do Soil Biostimulants Produce Higher Crop Yields?Melanie Moore1st Place
Effect on Solar Cell Efficiency by a Magnifying GlassAiden Daniel3rd Place
Harnessing the Saguaro Cactus to Treat Skin Infections – Antimicrobial Properties of the Carnegiea Gigantea Seed ExtractSamantha Chulamorkodt1st Place
Nuts Battle Of the KilocaloriesErick Figueroa orozco2nd Place

Harvest Preparatory Academy (SARSEF Endorsed School) – Top High School

Antimicrobial Potentials of Ayurvedic Products Extracts and Streptomycin Against Necrosis Causing Bacteria in Saguaro Cactus.Ana Navarro2nd Place
CREATING ANTIMICROBIAL LIPSTICKS USING DYES FROM NATURAL SOURCESJosselyn Hernandez1st Place
EFFECTS OF LYSINE AND PHENYLALANINE ON THE GERMINATION AND GROWTH OF PHASEOLUS VULGARISJulissa Ceballos, Miranda Ruiz3rd Place
ENGINEERING OF ANTIMICROBIAL BIOPLASTICS FROM INVASIVE ALGAE CAULERPA PROLIFERA, UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA, AND WASTE CORN COBSJulianna Serna-Ortiz1st Place
EXOGENEOUS NIACIN AND ZEAXANTHIN TREATMENT TO INCREASE THE STRESS TOLERANCE AND LIGHT ABSORBANCE CAPACITY OF MICROALGAE CHLORELLA VULGARIS UNDER AN ENGINEERED MARTIAN ENVIRONMENTChristopher Miranda1st Place
IMPROVING THE DENTAL HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITH A TOOTHPASTE INFUSED WITH PSIDIUM GUAJAVA AND ACMELLA OLERACEA EXTRACTS AGAINST TOOTH DECAY CAUSING BACTERIA STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANSAshley Valencia1st Place
IMPROVING THE WATER POTABILITY OF WATER FOUNTAINS IN SAN LUIS, AZ USING CITRUS PEELS AND MORINGA SEEDSItzel Bustos2nd Place
Investigating the Effects of Native Sonoran Desert Plants on Enhancing the Effects of Different Antibiotics Against E. coliAndrea Romero1st Place
MITIGATING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION BY INCREASING THE PHOTOSYNTHESIS RATE OF MACROALGAE ULVA LACTUCA USING PHYCOBILIN, CAROTENE, AND COUMARIN​Jimena Uribe Lin3rd Place
OBSERVING THE EFFECTS OF ADDING BETA CAROTENE ON THE GROWTH OF MICROALGAE VIA SPECTROPHOTOMETRYMercedes Castro, Shantee Thomas3rd Place
The Feasibility of Creating a Solar Panel that can Harness UV lights during Cloudy Days Using Luminescent Extracts from AgrowasteHannah Tapia2nd place

Immaculate Heart Elementary and Middle School

Banana BashPaul Fellinger3rd Place
Do You Collect More Rain By Walking Or Running?So Jung Lee3rd Place
Mo’ Rebounding, Mo’ ProblemsHunter Asplin, Luke Johnson3rd Place
The Untold Truth Of A Shopping CartNgoc Bui1st Place

Immaculate Heart High School

The Effect of Landscape Gravel on Ambient Air, Surface, and Soil TemperatureElizabeth Haloftis, Phuong Bui2nd Place

International School of Tucson

What filtration material gives you the cleanest drinking water?Rochelle Lauzon1st Place
What Type of Egg Dissolves in Vinegar Faster?Yuzuki Espinosa, Destani McKenna3rd Place

Khalsa Montessori School

Perceiving Different English AccentsFabiola Weiss-Cortes2nd Place
Potato PlasticLaszlo Thomas3rd Place
Potato PowerZarya Vinal2nd Place
To Mulch Or Not To Mulch?Clement Fleury3rd Place
Working Out With Caffeine?Pre Simonson2nd Place

L. W. Cross Middle School

“Reely Easy” Automatic Reeling DeviceBrandon Payne1st Place
A World on Fire 2, How to replant forests after wildfires; like those in Australia and California and now here in Oro Valley?Gabriel Vaughn2nd Place
Innovating Solar Panels to Remotely Send Solar EnergyJuliet Iadevaia1st Place
Lysol Spray vs Lysol Wipes Starring MoneyElle Lu Thompson2nd Place
MiscO3nceptions of AQUEOUS OZONEHassan Lorenzo Lopez2nd Place
Sensitive PlantsVivienne Yewell1st Place
Tech Suits, Are They Worth The Expense?Jacinda Belle Jordison1st Place
The Magnetic Free Fall ExperimentSawyer Drake McDermed1st Place
UAV SubmarineAugustus Mitchell2nd Place
What Drug Use Effects Will Deter Middle Schoolers’ From Using Drugs?Cecily May Stiening1st Place

Legacy Traditional School

CSI Science: Blood Spatter And Its PatternsRebekah Humphries2nd Place
Do Caterpillars have a Color Preference?Austin Axtell2nd Place
Puncture Proof??Morgan Garcia2nd Place

Mica Mountain High School

Craquelure Classification of European Regional Paintings Using Convolutional Neural NetworkMason Fosdick3rd Place

Mountain Vista School

Musicians and Lung CapacityMylee Hendrix3rd Place
Salt and WaterKadyn Husted2nd Place

Nelson Home School

Analysis of pollen-pistil interactions to model reproductive thermotolerance in tomatoAlexander Nelson1st Place

Olsson homeschool

Are There Native Fish in La Milagrosa Canyon?Wade Olsson1st Place

Orange Grove Middle School

Investigating Biophilia: Do Plant or Water Images Reduce Stress?Sophie Roth Gordon1st Place

Our Mother of Sorrows

Mad MaglerSophia Washburn3rd Place
Scoliosis Super ShirtMallory McRee1st Place
Solar Panel Energy GenerationJamison Ramsower3rd Place
Sunny ShadeJennifer Coronato2nd Place

Pistor Middle School

A Pocket Sized AlertJacob “JJ” Valenzuela3rd Place
Are More Expensive Acrylic Paints Better?Natalia Nunez3rd Place
Total MeltdownJoel Perez-Garcia3rd Place

Presidio School

Homemade BatterySajjad Al-Sinayyid3rd Place

Quest for Education and Arts

Nouveau-AI-Plastic-Degen: A novel approach using AI-based enzyme engineering to design New and Highly Efficient Marine Plastic Degrading EnzymesArjun Gupta1st Place
Stressing Out?Linnea Thim3rd Place

Rincon Vista Middle School

Effects of Fundamental Motion Patterns on VR CybersicknessOkan Guvenc2nd Place

Robert Richardson Elementary School

Collect the rain and you’ll make a great plainIsla Young, Jaelyn Foster, Janisa Yanez2nd Place
Two Story indoor planterSantiago Racina3rd Place

Rohrbach Redshift Academy

What can we learn about spacecraft design from commercial electronics? Exposing commercial electronics to alpha particles emitted from a uranium ore sample.Samuel Rohrbach1st Place

Sahuarita High School

Distribution of Oak Tree species in Southeastern ArizonaMr. Gavin Lehr class2nd Place

Saint Joseph Catholic School

There and Back Again – A Seedling’s TaleKatya Stickney1st Place

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School

Helpful or Harmful?Addison Cummings3rd Place

San Luis High School

How Does The Use of NSAIDs Affect Empathy?Itzel Andrade, Jesus Cadena2nd Place

San Simon School BIE

Why Do Some Fruits Turn Brown?Ms. Pam Buchanan class2nd Place
Yummy Juice Balls: The Science of SpherificationLynnae Eleando1st Place

Satori Charter School

Could Superworms Solve Our Pollution Problem?Matheo Richman2nd Place

SEAS Catholic School

Can’t Stand the Heat? Get out of the Solar Oven!Elizabeth Ennis2nd Place
Do athletes have better lung capacity than non-athletes?Danny Green2nd Place
DRAG ME DOWNJustin Dinh3rd Place

Sonoran Science Academy – Davis Monthan

Automatic Dog Door Using an ArduinoErica Highlander, Bea Goco2nd Place

Sonoran Science Academy – East

Fibonacci In NatureZane Martin3rd Place
The Musical HeartMaya Rocha3rd Place

St. Cyril School

Cool Cleats: Solutions to Keep Feet Cool in Soccer CleatsMolly Murry2nd Place
Do different shade of eyes see illusions differently?Juani Niyonkuru1st Place
Does the amount of sleep you get affect your memorySoleil Bonneau, Caden White3rd Place
Find Your FocusCecilia Gaspers3rd Place
Liar Liar Pants on FireReagan Burgle1st Place
Screens: How Do They Affect Your Sleep?Natalie Sivilli3rd Place
Self-Cleaning BirdcageAlanna Lopez-Adkins3rd Place
Stealth: They Never Saw It Coming!Taran Hogan1st Place
The Leader of the Pack: an observational study of captive African Wild DogsJackson Lipsy1st Place
The Stress Test: The Impact of Stress on Body TemperatureMia Thomas, Isabella Murphy2nd Place
Waiting for the FloodsCatherine Sztan1st Place

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

Are Child Proof Locks Really Child Proof?Isabella Alvarez3rd Place
Can Sheep Recognize “Ewe”?Giada Freeman3rd Place
Curveball!Mauricio Hernandez2nd Place
Different type of music and its effect on burning caloriesNatalie Chavez3rd Place
Do Different Types of Sunscreens Matter?Lucas Freeman2nd Place
Does A Specific Colored Surface Affect Bacterial Growth?Maria Mexia2nd Place
Does Fed Bacteria Produce More Energy than Unfed Bacteria?Aiden Evangelista3rd Place
Does Highlighting Actually Help?Taryn Stevenson1st Place
Does noise affect coordination?Kiley Nguyen3rd Place
Gas in DrinksMcKenzie Avelar3rd Place
How do different genres of music (rock, country, hip hop, and electronic) affect heart rate?Emily Olsen3rd Place
Lettuce eat saladKelsie Harrison2nd Place
Muffin Makin’Kianna Alvarez3rd Place
Tamarix v. Native PlantsCoco Moreno1st Place
Water in your ears?Olivia Taylor2nd Place
Which Brand of Leg Protection Boot gives my horse his Best Performance?Ramsey Harrison2nd Place
Which Swimsuit Makes You Faster In The WaterEamon McCallen2nd Place

St. Michael’s School

Double the Light Double the Power!Oliver Lewis1st Place
How Protected Are You?Max Puntenney1st Place
What Effect Does Color Have On Urban Temperatures?Zoe Ana Brosanders2nd Place
What Protects Plants From Acid Rain the Best?Claire Zeiller3rd Place

Sunnyside High School

Antibiotic Activity in Soil BacteriaCynthia Bujanda class1st Place
Effects of stimulated drug addiction on the neural spike activity of Gromphadorhina portentosa and their applications in the identification and treatment of addictionsVictor Vigbedorh, Joann Valenzuela2nd Place
Exploration of Chaotic Orbits Using the Lyapunov Exponent in the Restricted Three-Body ProblemYaritza Durazo1st Place

Tanque Verde Elementary School

Are Magnets Affected by Temperature?Jackson Guerrero3rd Place
Go SolarElijah Moe1st Place
Goal RebounderMackenzie Sutterly, Zoe Rowden3rd Place
How to Save Half an AvocadoRemi Johnson, Holland Nye3rd Place
If you Play Sports are your Reflexes Different than if you Don’t Play Sports?Aubrey Skaggs3rd Place
Manpower VS Machine: Laundry EditionShannon Martinez2nd Place
The Chicken CoolerNoah McGill, Luca McGill1st Place
What Color are Bees Most Attracted to?Natalie Pacios, Charlotte Harris3rd Place

Tanque Verde High School

Rare Immune Cells Significantly Associated with Severe COVID-19 CasesKarah Mayer1st Place

The Gregory School

Effect of Velvet Mesquite Trees on Tucson’s Urban ClimateMrs. Kelly Smith class3rd Place
Impact of a Changing ClimateMrs. Kelly Smith class1st Place
Tucson’s Urban Heat a Material Science InvestigationMrs. Kelly Smith class1st Place
Water Usage in RestaurantsSage McClure1st Place

The Montessori Schoolhouse

HOW TO REUSE DISHWATER TO WATER PLANTSLilie Lavo3rd Place

Tucson High Magnet School

Cockroaches on Caffeine: Behavioral analysis of the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach(Gromphadorhina portentosa) after a long term Caffeine Supplemented Diet.Liam Superville, Adrian Miller2nd Place
Socially Exposed: Investigating the relationship between the social behaviors of mammals and their viral exposure.Jessamine Tadeo1st place
The Cheapette: An Affordable Micropipette For The MassesCharles Becker1st Place

Twin Peaks Elementary School

Acids and BasesMateo Berry, Elias Berry1st Place
Aqua ShockRyan Boyle, Hudson Hamilton3rd Place
Chlorophyll Properties – Same or Different?Anna Zhilina3rd Place
SARSEF Bridge Engineering ProjectTyler Mann1st Place

University High School – Top High School

A preliminary study into rapidly deployable barrier systems using origami techniquesAlex Woodford2nd Place
Bilingualism’s Effect on MemoryKristin Jung, Karen Nguyen2nd Place
Comparing Different Machine Learning Approaches to Assess Frailty Among Geriatric Patients Using Upper-Extremity FunctionAnanya Munjal3rd Place
Contemporary and Projected Climate Changes across the Southwestern United States Relative to the Last 24,000 YearsNathaniel van der Leeuw, Lily Wood1st Place
Effectiveness of sous vide cooking with sunlightRohan Rajagopal3rd Place
Effects of the ratio of xanthan gum to oat and tapioca starch flour on the density of gluten free bread as compared to glutinous white breadAdelaide Glockner, Trey Harrison, Kevin Bates2nd Place
Effects of Varying Processes on Camellia Sinensis on Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast Growth Audrey Juneman3rd Place
Effects on Lavandula Angustifolia and Mentha Piperita Essential Oils on Epipremnum Aureum Radicle Growth​Lily Martinovich3rd Place
Effects on Lumbricina Diet in Relation to Soil Nutrients (pH) and group massNereyda Retana3rd Place
Finding the Relationship Between Strength in the Barbell Bench Press and the Dumbbell Bench PressAlex Brewton3rd Place
Hedgehog Signaling Mediates the Dysregulation of Adrenocorticotropin Hormone Secretion and Somatostatin Receptor Expression in Cushing’s DiseaseSaptarshi Mallick1st Place
Identifying Likely Active Binding Pockets in all Human ProteinsElliot Wheeler, Marta Wrzeszcz1st Place
Investigation of Retinal Energetics with Novel OPLS Force Fields Applied to a Full-Retinylidene SystemNathan Kuo, Jade Kuan2nd Place
Music preferences during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: How countries reacted to a changing worldPatricio Madera Tejeda2nd Place
Quantifying and Interpreting Bias Towards the Perception of Immigrants​Devak Shah, Nicolas Rivera3rd Place
The Effect of Various Over-the-Counter Pharmaceuticals on Phaseolus vulgaris Pinto Group GrowthAmber Li3rd Place
The effects of artificial stimulation of motor neurons in the face on emotions.Aubrey kopp, diego Gonzalez1st Place
The Effects of Common Substances Found in Urban Runoff on the CO2 Intake and Productivity of Brassica Oleracea Var. SabellicaBrooklyn Faye Piscitelli, Clara Rocha3rd Place
The Effects of Ebullition on the Corolla of a Flower to Produce PaintLilly Kornfeld, Taylor Kleefeld3rd Place
The evaluation of potential ion toxicity (ppm/ppb) within personal care productsSierra Titus, Aria Eyde, Ava Garcia2nd Place
The influence of LED lights on Acheta domesticus compared to the ways in which Noctuidae and Drepanidae are attracted to light.Mercedes Shay2nd Place

Vail Academy and High School

Genetic Algorithms in Falling PaperHyrum Powell, Dominic Williams2nd Place
Let’s Get Down to the Nitty GrittyIsabel Dancil, Lauren Thomas1st Place
Robot Wheels vs NatureBenjamin J. Patla1st Place
Sounds, Pictures, and MemoryCurtis Rawlings2nd Place
What is the Best Alternate Football to NFL Cowhide Footballs?Matthew Bissi3rd Place

Vail Innovation Center

Exploring the Visualization of ASMR Sounds Using a Tonoscope and Chladni PlateSebastian Cooksey1st Place

Valencia Middle School

What does sand have to do with a horse’s colon?Kash Horn3rd Place

Veritas Academy

Aloe Vera Flower Stalk: A Novel Packing MaterialAbigail Amante2nd Place

Veritas Christian Community School

Radiation RevelationsIsabell Gavin3rd Place

Willcox Middle School

FLAT!Mark Wilson1st Place
Weld itNathan Riggs1st Place

Winifred Harelson Elementary School

Do Dogs Have a Paw Preference Like Humans?Hayli Knight2nd Place
Game TimeBrayden Carr, Dominick SanAngelo, Jackson Cole2nd Place
Introverts vs Extroverts: What Do You Recall?Mrs Lindsay Wong class1st Place
Sanitizer WarsJaxyn DeCastro2nd Place
What’s In Your Wallet?Mrs Lindsay Wong class1st Place

Woodard Junior High School

Effects of Heat Stress on a Patient with Salt-wasting Congenital Adrenal HyperplasiaAlexis Batres3rd Place

Sponsored Awards (All grade levels)

Agua Caliente Elementary School

Fish Poop: The Future of FarmingDeb Goepfrich classYoungest and Best Elementary Project
Tap vs. Bottled: Which Has Less Contaminants?Nia MeredithArizona Hydrological Society

Anthem K-8 School

Water Spinning EnergyMaxwell CrowderTEP Award of Excellence, Hogan Energy Hero Award

BASIS Oro Valley

Baby Shark Doo Doo!!!Varni Modi, Aishwarya RaoTEP Award of Excellence
Slowing Down Ice Melt Using Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Eggshells Towards Mitigating Global Climate CrisisMatthew KimTexas Instruments 3rd Place High School Award, American Meteorological Society Outstanding Achievement Award

BASIS Scottsdale Primary

Traffic Powered Wind Turbine – With Improved DesignRishi SetiaTEP Award of Excellence, TACO Team’s, Put the “C” in TACO Award, Hogan Energy Hero Award

Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School

Dahliah: A Sustainable Circular CityAlina Gutierrez, Maribel Robles, Nayelli GuzmanCox Conserves Award
Everything Old Can Be Made New AgainLeyna LaPierre, Dante Escobar, Eli Hernandez Jr.Cox Conserves Award
The Circular City (Waste Management – Biomass Energy – Urban Lungs – Circular Economy)Tal Medeiros, Elias El Onache, Alexander MuruaDr. Uhl Exemplary in STEM

Bonita Elementary School – Willcox

Saddle Up, ButtercupTaylor Warner“Mr Mac” Memorial Award

Booth-Fickett Math and Science Magnet School

The Power of PotatoesParis TorresSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Through Thick and Thin: Osmosis of a CellLinda OzunaSARSEF Board of Directors Award
What is a Mobius Strip? ​Miley LopeaSARSEF Board of Directors Award

Canyon View Elementary School

Dog Germ BustersCaris WiegandPolymer Chemistry Innovations Rising Female Chemist
Dog TalkAlex MyersSir Charles Beerferoni’s Super Scientist Award
The Lion ProjectMyla ClostermanSaguaro National Park Award, Pima County Chapter Arizona Master Naturalists Ecology of the Sonoran Desert

Casas Christian School

You Are What You Eat!Ethan PogueBeyond Foundation Health Science Award

Castlehill Country Day School

Mold Growth on RaspberriesAva BordersUniversity of Arizona Food Safety Consortium Sponsored Elementary School Award, Women’s Chemistry Group Best Female Project 3rd Grade, SaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Honorable Mention
Training Cats to Save ThemselvesFrannie GuzmanAZAALAS Special Award of Merit

Catalina Foothills High School

Agrivoltaics in the Time of Water RestrictionsHenry Roth GordonNASA Earth System Science Award 2022, TACO Team’s, Put the “C” in TACO Award
Assessing Urban vs. Rural Historical Temperature TrendsEmily Kamp, ASHLEY MannenbachAWG Student Award for Geoscience Excellence (SAGE), American Meteorological Society Outstanding Achievement Award
Effects of Sceloporus virgatus (Striped Plateau Lizard) Cloacal Bacteria on Fungal GrowthJeronimo BarelaTucson Herpetological Society Outstanding Project
Neuropharmacology: Effect of Caffeine and Nicotine on Gromphadorhina portentosa Neural ActivityJoseph hanSociety for In Vitro Biology Most Outstanding Project

Cibola High School

Particulate Monitoring of UASOren Sutphin, Ethan JantziNOAA Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
Plastic Infiltration on Planarian WormsEsperanza Guizar, Rodrigo GuizarDead Skunk Enterprises Studying things that “stink”
Seaweed BIochar FiltrationCole SteinmetzHonorable Mention – Friends of Agua Caliente Award
SuperwormsSedona Bermudez, Mauricio Rodriguez, Caroline BeltranSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Wastewater-Based Epidemiological Tracking of SARS-CoV-2: Determining Unreported Cases and Clinical Data Lag TimeQuinn NemethArizona Hydrological Society

Cienega High School

Demographics of Vaccination StatusAmritjot SinghUSAID Science Champion Award
Effects of the Bighorn Fire on Bird Species in the Santa Catalina MountainsIsabel RossRuby Prize
Hidden Gender Norms and Stereotypes: Then vs. NowAllison AkersSAPA Excellence in Behavioral Science Award
Reactive Nitrogen species: does it kill bacteria in wounds?Brenna AspinwallHelping Humans, The UACC Award for Early Scientific Inquiry

City High School

An Emotional Solar CoasterUrsula DenholmRICOH Sustainable Development Award, TEP Award of Excellence

Cochise Elementary School

Just Around the Riverbend: An Experiment on Erosion and RiverbedsArya WhiteTucson Gem & Mineral Society, Women’s Chemistry Group Best Female Project 2nd Grade, Arizona Hydrological Society

Colonel Smith Middle School – Ft. Huachuca

pHan Pedro RiverCassandra ComolliEnvironmental Ecology, Arizona Hydrological Society 1st Place
Power Up!Aaden FisherSARSEF Board of Directors Award, TEP Award of Excellence
The Power Of PlantsEmily PerezSARSEF Board of Directors Award, Passion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly, Hogan Energy Hero Award

Continental School

Wheat Grinder BikeLayna Lathen, Kiarelis TorresPersistence Pays Off, Live Long and Prosper Award
Wildlife Escape RampTessa McGibbonAZAALAS Special Award of Merit

Copper Creek Elementary School

Crystals and How they are FormedLilly ClauerTucson Gem & Mineral Society
Saving Water with Recycled TextilesAlyna BarnettASQ Tucson Sponsored Award, Arizona Hydrological Society

Copper Ridge Elementary

Catching the WindMakenzie SpiesTEP Award of Excellence
Solar SplashNaomi LarsonTEP Award of Excellence
The Animal ProjectJimi EquitzSky Island FotoFauna Young Naturalist Award
Winnie and the BeanstalkWensleigh FeagleySARSEF Board of Directors Award

Corona Foothills Middle School

Water Conservation Shower TimerEmma KirbergerTEP Award of Excellence, Girls Who Engineer

Cottonwood Elementary School

The Colorful Celery ExperimentLorena Fronseca classArizona Hydrological Society

DeGrazia Elementary School

What’s in Your Water Arizona?Alexander HernandezUniversity of Arizona Food Safety Consortium Sponsored Middle School Award

Desert Willow Elementary School

Are you taller or wider?Megan Hope DennisChildren’s Museum Tucson
Conductive PlaydoughMelanie LivingoodSARSEF Board of Directors Award
ECO Pet ACSebastian PachecoFuture Time Smith award for Excellence in Engineering to address health concerns with rising temperature over time

Doolen Middle School

Egg Sell-By Dates: Are They Accurate?Chloe HowellLeonore and Jack Mayer Memorial Award
Escape the Maze: AI in RoboticsOlin JonesTexas Instruments 3rd Place Middle School Award, Space X – To Infinity and Beyond Award
Put Your Mind to the TestMercy JoelSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Sound vs. MaterialsAidan FullerTexas Instruments 2nd Place Middle School Award

Dove Mountain CSTEM School

Don’t get caught with Germy Hands, take 20 seconds and wash themAveriana McGrewExceptional First Year Award
FlybotAda SalazarSpace X – To Infinity and Beyond Award
How does the 5 second rule affect food?Antonio PerezSaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Second Place
What do you think will have a bigger reaction?Logan GardnerExceptional First Year Award

Dreams of Sunshine Playground

How Fast Do Water Beads GrowYunde Dalton ChanSTEM Super Heroes

Elgin School/Sonoita Elementary

Chicken Radio-Frequency Identification DoorJulie RodriguezDepartment of Navy Naval Science Award, Texas Instruments 1st Place Middle School Award

Emily Gray Junior High – Top Middle School

Get Moving in a Different Way!Sophia PelletierLeonore and Jack Mayer Memorial Award
The Happiness EffectAlex ProvenzanoBen’s Bells Science of Kindness Award
Understanding GermsVishwa De SilvaSaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Honorable Mention

Emily Meschter Early Learning Center – Top Pre-Kindergarten Program

How Many Surfaces Can a Germ Travel To?Ms. Jessica Jankowski-Gallo classSaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Third Place
Shining Light on ShadowsLiz Pumarol and Jessica Caramella classTEP Award of Excellence

Empire High School

Aquatic Plants Against Acid RainMadeline Ray McCaskillThird Place – Friends of Agua Caliente Award, American Meteorological Society Outstanding Achievement Award
Audio and Art: A Comparison of Auditory and Visual Stimuli on Human EmotionsEva Ramirez, Laurel Gray BurkholderSAPA Excellence in Behavioral Science Award
Horizontal Transmission of the Obligate Symbiont Burkholderia in the Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus zonatus (Hemiptera: Coreidae)Isabelle LopezSociety for In Vitro Biology Most Outstanding Project
The Effect of Elevation on Water Quality in the Sonoran DesertShelby WraithSARSEF Board of Directors Award, Saguaro National Park Award
The effect of temperature on the pH of saltwater: implications for predicting climate changeRemy M. SeltzerSARSEF Board of Directors Award, Arizona Hydrological Society 2nd Place

Esmond Station Iron Horses K-8

Where does the cleanest water come from, and what makes water different?Symmone JacksonArizona Hydrological Society 2nd Place

Esperero Canyon Middle School

Is is Possible to Use Mars to Live on Mars?Ethan BialisTucson Amateur Astronomy Association Certificate of Achievement, ASCE SAB Excellence in Engineering Awards

Fletcher Family Homeschool

Pop, Pop, No Pop!Sylvia FletcherPassion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly, Polymer Chemistry Innovations Rising Female Chemist

Fruchthendler Elementary School

Just Enough Light: Does the Placement of Windows in an Underground House Matter?Toben Dorsey-SanchezSociety of American Military Engineers Award, Texas Instruments 1st Place Elementary Award
Magnetic Force FieldMatthew KellerTexas Instruments 3rd Place Elementary Award
Project SuMS: Submarine Motor SealJacob KellerTEP Award of Excellence, Texas Instruments 2nd Place Elementary Award

Gowan Science Academy

Harnessing the Saguaro Cactus to Treat Skin Infections – Antimicrobial Properties of the Carnegiea Gigantea Seed ExtractSamantha ChulamorkodtTucson Botanical Gardens Outstanding Plant Project, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society 1st Place
My Neighborhood RocksPenelope BacksTucson Gem & Mineral Society
Some Numbers have Interesting PropertiesJay ChandraYoungest and Best Elementary Project
The Cat’s MeowMiles KastePassion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly

Harvest Preparatory Academy (SARSEF Endorsed School) – Top High School

Antimicrobial Potentials of Ayurvedic Products Extracts and Streptomycin Against Necrosis Causing Bacteria in Saguaro Cactus.Ana NavarroTucson Botanical Gardens Outstanding Plant Project, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society 2nd Place, UA Plant Sciences Planting the seed: Excellence in plant sciences research 1st Place
CREATING ANTIMICROBIAL LIPSTICKS USING DYES FROM NATURAL SOURCESJosselyn HernandezASM Materials Education Foundation Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science, Texas Instruments 2nd Place High School Award
EFFECTS OF LYSINE AND PHENYLALANINE ON THE GERMINATION AND GROWTH OF PHASEOLUS VULGARISJulissa Ceballos, Miranda RuizUA Plant Sciences Planting the seed: Excellence in plant sciences research 2nd Place
ENGINEERING OF ANTIMICROBIAL BIOPLASTICS FROM INVASIVE ALGAE CAULERPA PROLIFERA, UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA, AND WASTE CORN COBSJulianna Serna-OrtizASM Materials Education Foundation Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science, Dr. Uhl Exemplary in STEM
EXOGENEOUS NIACIN AND ZEAXANTHIN TREATMENT TO INCREASE THE STRESS TOLERANCE AND LIGHT ABSORBANCE CAPACITY OF MICROALGAE CHLORELLA VULGARIS UNDER AN ENGINEERED MARTIAN ENVIRONMENTChristopher MirandaYale Science and Engineering Association Outstanding Exhibit in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics
IMPROVING THE DENTAL HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITH A TOOTHPASTE INFUSED WITH PSIDIUM GUAJAVA AND ACMELLA OLERACEA EXTRACTS AGAINST TOOTH DECAY CAUSING BACTERIA STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANSAshley ValenciaSARSEF Board of Directors Award, USAID Science Champion Award
Investigating the Effects of Native Sonoran Desert Plants on Enhancing the Effects of Different Antibiotics Against E. coliAndrea RomeroSecond Place – Friends of Agua Caliente Award, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society 3rd Place
MITIGATING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION BY INCREASING THE PHOTOSYNTHESIS RATE OF MACROALGAE ULVA LACTUCA USING PHYCOBILIN, CAROTENE, AND COUMARIN​Jimena Uribe LinU.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, NASA Earth System Science Award 2022
MYCOREMEDIATION OF OCEANS OIL SPILL AND MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION USING PESTALOTIOPSIS MICROSPORA FUNGISheyla SolorzanoU.S. Metric Association Outstanding Use of International Metric System, U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, AWG Student Award for Geoscience Excellence (SAGE)
OBSERVING THE EFFECTS OF ADDING BETA CAROTENE ON THE GROWTH OF MICROALGAE VIA SPECTROPHOTOMETRYMercedes Castro, Shantee ThomasMicrobial Discoveries
The Feasibility of Creating a Solar Panel that can Harness UV lights during Cloudy Days Using Luminescent Extracts from AgrowasteHannah TapiaRICOH Sustainable Development Award, TEP Award of Excellence, USAF Certificate of Achievement, Live Long and Prosper Award
Vigorous PlantsElla Noelle ParryExceptional First Year Award

Highland Free School

Which Mask Best Prevents the Sharing of GermsSofia DiazTEP Award of Excellence

Homer Davis Elementary School

Tummies Touching TablesMrs. Jessica Howe classClass Award of Engineering Design Excellence

Immaculate Heart High School

The Effect of Landscape Gravel on Ambient Air, Surface, and Soil TemperatureElizabeth Haloftis, Phuong BuiHonorable Mention – Friends of Agua Caliente Award, U.S. Metric Association Outstanding Use of International Metric System, American Meteorological Society Outstanding Achievement Award

Innovation Academy – Top Elementary School

2 times the fun!!Ashlee Watson classASQ Tucson Sponsored Award
All You Seed Is LoveSayuri “Ellie” Carter-RogelTEP Award of Excellence
Don’t Lose it! Reuse it!Morgan FriezenWomen’s Chemistry Group Best Female Project 4th Grade
Don’t Throw it, Coat It!Aaron EagerPolymer Chemistry Innovations Innovative Chemistry Award – 2nd Place
Enrichment for TigersMila MadekaSharing The Planet
Fabric StrengthMabel Rivera classThe Earnest House LLC Helping Hands Award
Green Power: A Sustainable Energy AlternativeClinton WilleyCox Conserves Award
Growing in a Bubble: A Balloon Greenhouse EffectPamela Barrett classUA Plant Sciences Planting the seed: Excellence in plant sciences research 1st Place
Knit, Knot StressMabel Rivera classThe Earnest House LLC Helping Hands Award, Ben’s Bells Science of Kindness Award
Let it Grow!Mabel Rivera classThe Earnest House LLC Helping Hands Award
Magnetic StructuresElla SchulzkumpPima County Fair Mechanical Excellence Award
Pitch Perfect BakingAdalee Watson, Audrey Alameda, Kalia LopezRockefeller Award
Pop! Are you Paying Attention?Lori LaRussa classTEP Award of Excellence
Reach for the StarsNiki Tilicki classExcellence in Earth and Space Science
Tangled Part 2Faith ThomasPima County Fair Excellence in Robotics
The Scorpion ReservoirVincent PoyasTEP Award of Excellence
We Axolotl QuestionsMrs. Mandi Cordell classASQ Tucson Sponsored Award, Tucson Herpetological Society Outstanding Award, Best Pun Super Star Award

International School of Tucson

Adding Light Bulbs to an Electrical CircuitSantiago MorenoMildred & Dildred’s Imagination Award
Orbeez Size and MineralsWilliam Krizman-RauhArizona Hydrological Society
Plant Growth and Light TimingNadia CombsFuture Time Smith award for Excellence in Research on timing and time perception in non-human organisms, Esther Chapman Memorial Award for Curiosity in Plant Sciences

J. Robert Hendricks Elementary School

Erosion ExplosionHenry HeyerSociety of American Military Engineers Award
The No-Go CollarAddisyn ArvigExceptional First Year Award
Water Harvesting PlayscapeMrs. Vanessa Schiess classArizona Hydrological Society, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Honorable Mention
Water Wash Trash NetEmma PetroshusTEP Award of Excellence, Department of Navy Naval Science Award

L. W. Cross Middle School

A World on Fire 2, How to replant forests after wildfires; like those in Australia and California and now here in Oro Valley?Gabriel VaughnTACO Team’s, Put the “C” in TACO Award
Bam! Speed of a GunBlake PierpontSafety in Physics Award
Dog toys: Does Color and Size MatterCamryn May GrossSARSEF Board of Directors Award, Department of Navy Naval Science Award
Geodes; How to Tell what is InsideAliza Jayani Alcoser, Madilyn Allison StevensSouthern Arizona Grotto RISING STALAGMITE AWARD, Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
Innovating Solar Panels to Remotely Send Solar EnergyJuliet IadevaiaTEP Award of Excellence
It’s Card To Choose a Game..Gabriel VaughnSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Special Moons: One End of the Rainbow to the MoonLily WeleckRobin M. Cattler Innovation Award
Swimming Caps and How They Affect the Speed of SwimmersAnamaria ElezSARSEF Board of Directors Award, Department of Navy Naval Science Award
UAV SubmarineAugustus MitchellDepartment of Navy Naval Science Award, USS Tucson 770 Club Outstanding project in nautical or submarine sciences

Lineweaver Elementary School (SARSEF Endorsed School)

Fight or Flight: Is the Game to Blame?Madilyn LesniakSARSEF Board of Directors Award
How Does Heat Effect Cold?Avery ToomeySARSEF Board of Directors Award
How Does Wind Affect the Rate of Evaporation?Maeve Russell-GoodmanSARSEF Board of Directors Award, ASQ Tucson Sponsored Award
What is the Best Type of Paper Airplane?Eddie GarciaSARSEF Board of Directors Award
What Type of Liquid Makes Flowers Live Longer?Krystal Carrillo SanchezSARSEF Board of Directors Award

Lulu Walker Elementary School

Making My Own PH TestLevi MillerKids’ Chemical Solutions Excellence in Chemistry

Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8

Dirty and Clean Hands Experiment with RiceFeven Afewerki classSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Project Strike ForceLorenzo BrusoeSARSEF Board of Directors Award

Mesquite Elementary School

Environmentally Safe Plastic From MilkLeilani McComiskyDead Skunk Enterprises Studying things that “stink”
Healthy Vegetations Effect on Soil Erosion Caused by FloodIsabel RauckmanLangham Environmental Engineering Award, Esther Chapman Memorial Award for Curiosity in Plant Sciences
The Science of Masks and RespiratorsYunming Ray ChanSuper Cool Science Kid Award, Super Cool Fun Award

Mountain Vista School

Water SourceAmber SantillanaArizona Hydrological Society 1st Place

Native American Science & Engineering Program (NASEP)

Are Community Wells Safe on the Navajo NationAutumn RussellSARSEF Board of Directors Award, SaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Third Place
Soil Quality with Respect to the Environment and Public HealthYanaba SchroederSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Water Filter: Is it Necessary in my HomeNatasha ThompsonSARSEF Board of Directors Award

Nelson Home School

Analysis of pollen-pistil interactions to model reproductive thermotolerance in tomatoAlexander NelsonUSAID Science Champion Award

Olsson homeschool

Are There Native Fish in La Milagrosa Canyon?Wade OlssonTucson Herpetological Society Outstanding Award
Octocopter’s mission: A drone that collects hot lava for space scienceEd OlssonProper Villains’ Evil Genius Award

Our Mother of Sorrows

Greywater’s Effect on FlowersCassidy DickherberArizona Hydrological Society 2nd Place
Tiny Robot DancersSamantha SlaiwaSARSEF Board of Directors Award

Patagonia High School

What’s Your Age Baby: Quantifying and Graphing the Age of the universe as Constrained by Joint/Separate probesNicholas DekhtyarExcellence in Earth and Space Science

Pistor Middle School

Guinea Pigs For the Win!Madeline SmithSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Oh Chute, Don’t Fail Me Now!Elijah PursellAIAA Award for Excellence in Science or Engineering Project

Quest for Education and Arts

Nouveau-AI-Plastic-Degen: A novel approach using AI-based enzyme engineering to design New and Highly Efficient Marine Plastic Degrading EnzymesArjun GuptaTucson Metro Chamber’s Innovation & Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, RICOH Sustainable Development Award, Department of Navy Naval Science Award, USAF Certificate of Achievement, U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, NASA Earth System Science Award 2022

Richard B. Wilson School

Magical RoofsAmelia Meadows-WallaceTEP Award of Excellence

Robert Richardson Elementary School

It’s Eroding AwayMrs. Michelle McWilliams classEsther Chapman Memorial Award for Curiosity in Plant Sciences

Rohrbach Redshift Academy

What can we learn about spacecraft design from commercial electronics? Exposing commercial electronics to alpha particles emitted from a uranium ore sample.Samuel RohrbachAIAA Award for Excellence in Science or Engineering Project

Rose Homeschool

How Prickly Pear Can Lower Low-Density-Lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol)Maximus RoseTucson Cactus and Succulent Society 3rd Place

Sabino High School

The Relationship Between Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration and Wet Biomass in Egeria densaPreston StrickerFirst Place – Friends of Agua Caliente Award

Sahuarita High School

Identification and Phylogeny of Unknown Cucurbitaceae SeedsAbbey Mandell, Maiya MatthewsSARSEF Board of Directors Award

Saint Joseph Catholic School

Hover On!Kylee McCoolPima County Fair Excellence in Robotics
The Shhh…arpener ProjectMs. Eileen Miller classClass Award of Engineering Design Excellence

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School

Cigarettes- What Stays in Your Body after Cigarettes?Luna CurtnerLeonore and Jack Mayer Memorial Award

Sam Hughes Elementary School

Snuggles and PugglesRosie NewellDr. Uhl Exemplary in STEM

San Luis High School

How Does The Use of NSAIDs Affect Empathy?Itzel Andrade, Jesus CadenaSARSEF Board of Directors Award

Satori Charter School

Exploring plastic and magnetic properties to save the world’s oceanInsee EkstromSociety of American Military Engineers Award, Arizona Hydrological Society
Trash TrialsKyrie KnappASCE SAB Excellence in Engineering Awards

SEAS Catholic School

Can’t Stand the Heat? Get out of the Solar Oven!Elizabeth EnnisASCE SAB Excellence in Engineering Awards

Senita Valley Elementary School

Science Fair ProjectAudrey LefforgeLola’s Legacy
What kind of Fabric Sticks to Cholla the Best?Isabelle LefforgeTucson Cactus and Succulent Society Honorable Mention

Sonoran Science Academy – Davis Monthan

How could depression affect a teenager?Joshua MonseesZach Giron Memorial Award

St. Cyril School

Liar Liar Pants on FireReagan BurgleTEP Award of Excellence
That’s SNOT FunnyAlessabetta RuboyianesChildren’s Museum Tucson
The Leader of the Pack: an observational study of captive African Wild DogsJackson LipsySharing The Planet

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

Are fingerprints inherited?Andrea CastilloLeonore and Jack Mayer Memorial Award
Can Sheep Recognize “Ewe”?Giada FreemanThe Brave Brays’ Award for Female Animal Scientists
Does Fed Bacteria Produce More Energy than Unfed Bacteria?Aiden EvangelistaTEP Award of Excellence
How does the blade direction affect the energy output on a wind turbine?Genevieve FernandezTEP Award of Excellence
How long do you have to ferment kimchi to perfect its taste?Kiera NguyenPolymer Chemistry Innovations Innovative Chemistry Award – 1st Place
Lettuce eat saladKelsie HarrisonLeonore and Jack Mayer Memorial Award, SaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Third Place
Tamarix v. Native PlantsCoco MorenoNative Plant Studies Award
When In Doubt, Brush It OutRebecca GarciaSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Which Brand of Leg Protection Boot gives my horse his Best Performance?Ramsey HarrisonRonstadt Insurance The Grit Award

St. Michael’s School

Cow Manure or Chicken Manure?Adalyn Chue, Bella PendolinoTEP Award of Excellence
Double the Light Double the Power!Oliver LewisTEP Award of Excellence
Preservatives: Keeping Your Food Safe!Piper KuklaSaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – First Place
To Drink Or Not To DrinkThomas Walsh, Chase PuntenneySaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Second Place

Sunnyside High School

Exploration of Chaotic Orbits Using the Lyapunov Exponent in the Restricted Three-Body ProblemYaritza DurazoUSAF Certificate of Achievement, Mu Alpha Theta Award, Live Long and Prosper Award, Excellence in Earth and Space Science, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association Certificate of Achievement, First Place – AZ Psychological Association Science Award, AIAA Award for Excellence in Science or Engineering Project, AIAA Award for Excellence in Science or Engineering Project

Sunrise Drive Elementary

Aerodynamics – The tail of my KiteAmelie PuellWomen’s Chemistry Group Best Female Project 1st Grade
Shooting and Passing in SoccerEli Le PeauZach Giron Memorial Award
What Material Makes Ice Melt the Fastest?James JacobsenASQ Tucson Sponsored Award

Sycamore Elementary School

Building a TrebuchetChristian PenaPima County Fair Excellence in Robotics
Hydroponics vs Soil: Which grows faster?Faith FranciscoSARSEF Board of Directors Award
My Homemade FlashlightJustin CurtisTEP Award of Excellence
What’s a Bird’s Favorite Color?Gwendolyne MaciasRobin M. Cattler Innovation Award, Passion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly
Will Buffelgrass Keep Plants From GrowingAnne Marie WagesSARSEF Board of Directors Award, Saguaro National Park Award, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Honorable Mention

Tanque Verde Elementary School

Do Cars Travel Different Distances on Different Textures?Monet PenderWomen’s Chemistry Group Best Female Project Kindergarten
Snack BotRyan Sutterly, Noah Burrows, Gerimiah AndrewsPima County Fair Excellence in Robotics
Sweeper Scooper Upper 3000Miele Martin, Brookly ReayScience is Everywhere Award

Tanque Verde Luthern Church Preschool

Will it Sink or float?Amyra Kotadia, Jayneel PatelSTEM Super Heroes

The Gregory School

Effect of Velvet Mesquite Trees on Tucson’s Urban ClimateMrs. Kelly Smith classUA Plant Science Planting the seed: Excellence in plant sciences research 2nd Place
Impact of a Changing ClimateMrs. Kelly Smith classNOAA Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
Water Usage in RestaurantsSage McClureInnovative Inquiry & Passion for Science

Tucson Hebrew Academy

Here Comes the Sun!Ms. Mollie Ramos classFuture Time Smith award for Excellence in Research on objective and subjective measures of time

Tucson High Magnet School

Concussion Chronicles: Analyzing IMPACT concussion trends across Tucson High School Athletics from 2008 to present.Christopher Cota, Aidan ChanezThe UACC Award for Early Scientific Inquiry
Coniochaeta The Super FungiYissis Hernandez, Laylalanai GocobachiAWG Student Award for Geoscience Excellence (SAGE)
The Cheapette: An Affordable Micropipette For The MassesCharles BeckerDepartment of Navy Naval Science Award
The Lost Planet: Using theoretical orbital data to improve the search for Planet 9Sean LyonMu Alpha Theta Award, Second Place – AZ Psychological Association Science Award, AIAA Award for Excellence in Science or Engineering Project

Twin Peaks Elementary School

Chlorophyll Properties – Same or Different?Anna ZhilinaUA Plant Sciences Planting the seed: Excellence in plant sciences research 1st Place
In the MothlightHenry Turner, Trevor TurnerPassion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly, TEP Award of Excellence
Is it Really Biodegradable?Alexis Windsor, Bria Papin, Sara EdmondsDead Skunk Enterprises Studying things that “stink”

University High School – Top High School

Analyzing Patterns in Music Composition within the Film IndustryLily Figueroa, Angelina Garcia, Malak ElfarmaouiAmerican Psychological Association Outstanding Achievement Award
Analyzing SARS-Cov-2 Related Genomic Traits Among Chiroptera and Other MammalsHendrick Read, Natalie SonSharing The Planet
Analyzing the Percolation Rate of Chemicals through SoilJesus Mendoza-VillelaArizona Hydrological Society 1st Place
Bilingualism’s Effect on MemoryKristin Jung, Karen NguyenAmerican Psychological Association Outstanding Achievement Award
Clorox Killed My Friends: Evaluating the effects sodium hypochlorite, benzalkonium chloride, and hydrogen peroxide on the quantification of bacteria on common kitchen surfaces.Michelle Ngo, Salma Pedersoli, Aiko LevineSociety for In Vitro Biology Most Outstanding Project, SaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Honorable Mention
Comparing Different Machine Learning Approaches to Assess Frailty Among Geriatric Patients Using Upper-Extremity FunctionAnanya MunjalDepartment of Navy Naval Science Award
Comparison Between the Effects of Chlorella Vulgaris and Spirulina Platensis on the Bioremediation of Wastewater PollutantsIsabella Mixton-Garcia, Auhona ShilU.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Contemporary and Projected Climate Changes across the Southwestern United States Relative to the Last 24,000 YearsNathaniel van der Leeuw, Lily WoodTEP Award of Excellence, That’s Geography! – Cultivating Empathy for the Earth Award Rubric – 2022, NOAA Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
Effect of Temperature on Rust FormationAndre Celaya, luis fiool, Gabrielle EstrellaUSS Tucson 770 Club Outstanding project in nautical or submarine sciences
Effectiveness of sous vide cooking with sunlightRohan RajagopalSARSEF Alumni Award, Texas Instruments 1st Place High School Award
Effects of Varying Processes on Camellia Sinensis on Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast Growth Audrey JunemanUniversity of Arizona Food Safety Consortium Sponsored High School Award, SaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – Second Place
Inquiry into a possible correlation between political orientation and identification of misinformationChristian Beenken, Alec Shepp, Maximilian RomeroSAPA Excellence in Behavioral Science Award
Music preferences during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: How countries reacted to a changing worldPatricio Madera TejedaAmerican Psychological Association Outstanding Achievement Award
Quantifying and Interpreting Bias Towards the Perception of Immigrants​Devak Shah, Nicolas RiveraSuper DEI Award
Subjective Commitment in Homo SapiensIsabella Huerta, Aurora DunnDepartment of Navy Naval Science Award
Synthesis of Next Generation Plastic Optics: Polymerizations with Sulfenyl ChloridesMaggie FuASM Materials Education Foundation Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry Innovations Award – First Place
The effectiveness of conventional Anti-Browning methods on the Enzymatic Browning of different types of apples.Taylor DeVorePolymer Chemistry Innovations Rising Female Chemist
The Effects of Climate and Solar Elevation Angle on Intensity of Ultraviolet RadiationMiranda MooreAmerican Meteorological Society Outstanding Achievement Award
The Effects of Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, and Cinnamon Essential Oils on E. coli and S. aureusAudrey WinkleSaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – First Place
The influence of LED lights on Acheta domesticus compared to the ways in which Noctuidae and Drepanidae are attracted to light.Mercedes ShaySouthern Arizona Chapter of the International DarkSky Association Award
The Trend in Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus Agassizii) Population Demography in Relation to Road Density​Sofia ArambulaSARSEF Board of Directors Award, U.S. Metric Association Outstanding Use of International Metric System

Vail Academy and High School

How does the Temperature of Water Affect a Plants GrowthCollin KerbyUA Plant Sciences Planting the seed: Excellence in plant sciences research 2nd Place
How Fast do Different Size Comets Melt?Matthew BowlingTucson Amateur Astronomy Association Certificate of Achievement
Let’s Get Down to the Nitty GrittyIsabel Dancil, Lauren ThomasSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Rubber Band ScienceOliver Michael FeagleyTEP Award of Excellence

Vail Innovation Center

Exploring the Visualization of ASMR Sounds Using a Tonoscope and Chladni PlateSebastian CookseyLangham Creative Project Award, SARSEF Board of Directors Award

Veritas Christian Community School

Fibonacci Solar PanelsJuliannah GavinDepartment of Navy Naval Science Award, Mu Alpha Theta Award, Hogan Energy Hero Award, Third Place – AZ Psychological Association Science Award

Willcox High School

Beetlemania ReturnsNaomi HernandezSaguaro National Park Award
Testing Absorption of Carbon Dioxide Reaction With Water and BasaltKarissa Riggs, Alexis HernandezHonorable Mention – Friends of Agua Caliente Award, American Meteorological Society Outstanding Achievement Award

Willcox Middle School

FLAT!Mark WilsonSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Magic CleanValerie RodarteSARSEF Board of Directors Award
Sugar Cube CaveCarl WyattSouthern Arizona Grotto RISING STALAGMITE AWARD
Weld itNathan RiggsAward of Engineering Design Excellence
Will the different types of ice cream flavors melt at the same time?Shelby HelstandSARSEF Board of Directors Award

Winifred Harelson Elementary School

A Salty SurpriseHarper McDermedWomen’s Chemistry Group Best Female Project 5th Grade
Cart WashHarper FrancomScience Superstar
CoolbeltNoah FoutsTEP Award of Excellence
Furcycler and Shelter Blankets/BedsNatalie LoweThe Earnest House LLC Helping Hands Award
Javelina Javelin-AGavin CookRobin M. Cattler Innovation Award, TEP Award of Excellence
Rrrecard$Emmy SieminskiAward of Engineering Design Excellence
The DeBurrerLukas PaulosTEP Award of Excellence
The Thorny TransplanterMaizie McIntoshTucson Cactus and Succulent Society Honorable Mention
What Will Slow Down Mold on Strawberries?Audrey MandelSaferFood Cats Food Safety Award – First Place
Wind Turbine vs. Blade PlacementLivia AronsonRobin M. Cattler Innovation Award

Top Awards (All grade levels)

BASIS Tucson North

Packaging waste reduction: right-sized box packaging by using volume bounding box algorithmJimmy KwonRaytheon Excellence in Engineering Design Scholarship

Catalina Foothills High School

Agrivoltaics in the Time of Water RestrictionsHenry Roth GordonTEP Bright Mind Award
Effects of Sceloporus virgatus (Striped Plateau Lizard) Cloacal Bacteria on Fungal GrowthJeronimo BarelaWallace Foundation’s Excellence in Critical Thinking

Cienega High School

Demographics of Vaccination StatusAmritjot SinghAPS Foundation Award

City High School

An Emotional Solar CoasterUrsula DenholmSimon Strauss Engineering Award

Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School

Global Abundance of Microplastic in Beach SandsHenry RootTEP Brilliant Mind Award

Emily Gray Junior High – Top Middle School

A-Bird – Automated Bird Recognition DeviceFinnegan McGillBroadcom Coding with Commitment, APS Exceptional Engineering Design

Gowan Science Academy

Harnessing the Saguaro Cactus to Treat Skin Infections – Antimicrobial Properties of the Carnegiea Gigantea Seed ExtractSamantha ChulamorkodtDoD STEM Leadership Prize

Harvest Preparatory Academy (SARSEF Endorsed School) – Top High School

Investigating the Effects of Native Sonoran Desert Plants on Enhancing the Effects of Different Antibiotics Against E. coliAndrea RomeroSARSEF Foundation Scholarship Excellence in Research
IMPROVING THE DENTAL HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITH A TOOTHPASTE INFUSED WITH PSIDIUM GUAJAVA AND ACMELLA OLERACEA EXTRACTS AGAINST TOOTH DECAY CAUSING BACTERIA STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANSAshley ValenciaISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship, Roche Diagnostics Tom Grogan Award for Scientific Excellence
EXOGENEOUS NIACIN AND ZEAXANTHIN TREATMENT TO INCREASE THE STRESS TOLERANCE AND LIGHT ABSORBANCE CAPACITY OF MICROALGAE CHLORELLA VULGARIS UNDER AN ENGINEERED MARTIAN ENVIRONMENTChristopher MirandaJack Johnson Arizona Excellence in Science Award, ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship
ENGINEERING OF ANTIMICROBIAL BIOPLASTICS FROM INVASIVE ALGAE CAULERPA PROLIFERA, UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA, AND WASTE CORN COBSJulianna Serna-OrtizISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship, Roche Diagnostics Best of Chemical and Material Sciences Award

J. Robert Hendricks Elementary School

Say Watt!Jessica Wendt classCaterpillar Foundation’s Building Arizona’s Future Award

L. W. Cross Middle School

A World on Fire 2, How to replant forests after wildfires; like those in Australia and California and now here in Oro Valley?Gabriel VaughnLemelson Early Inventor Prize

Nelson Home School

Analysis of pollen-pistil interactions to model reproductive thermotolerance in tomatoAlexander NelsonAlex and Winn Lindsay Award, ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa

Quest for Education and Arts

Nouveau-AI-Plastic-Degen: A novel approach using AI-based enzyme engineering to design New and Highly Efficient Marine Plastic Degrading EnzymesArjun GuptaISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa

Satori Charter School

Exploring plastic and magnetic properties to save the world’s oceanInsee EkstromTEP Brilliant Mind Award

Sunnyside High School

How does the presence of plants around a trap affect the number of bees collected?Kayo Haven, Ramon Armando Martinez-Celaya, Adrianna CastroPima Community College Foundation Top STEM Student of Promise
Exploration of Chaotic Orbits Using the Lyapunov Exponent in the Restricted Three-Body ProblemYaritza DurazoISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship

Tanque Verde High School

Rare Immune Cells Significantly Associated with Severe COVID-19 CasesKarah MayerISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship, Roche Diagnostics Best of Cellular & Microbiological Sciences Award

Tucson High Magnet School

The Cheapette: An Affordable Micropipette For The MassesCharles BeckerRaytheon Excellence in Engineering Design Scholarship

University High School – Top High School

Contemporary and Projected Climate Changes across the Southwestern United States Relative to the Last 24,000 YearsNathaniel van der Leeuw, Lily WoodISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship
Identifying Likely Active Binding Pockets in all Human ProteinsElliot Wheeler, Marta WrzeszczCaterpillar Foundation’s Building Arizona’s Future Award
Comparing Different Machine Learning Approaches to Assess Frailty Among Geriatric Patients Using Upper-Extremity FunctionAnanya MunjalRoche Diagnostics Best of Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences Award
Hedgehog Signaling Mediates the Dysregulation of Adrenocorticotropin Hormone Secretion and Somatostatin Receptor Expression in Cushing’s DiseaseSaptarshi MallickSARSEF Foundation Scholarship Excellence in Research, 2022 Regeneron Biomedical Science Award

Vail Academy and High School

Solar Power HeaterAmara PerezTEP Top Middle School Project Award
Baking Soda vs. Baking PowderHayley CarpenterPima Community College Foundation Top STEM Student of Promise

Top Teacher Awards

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering

Adam Norzagaray
Ana Castro-Eubanks
Cindy Adkins
Cindy Bujanda
Dan McAlees
Elisabeth Gingrich
Ellen Samuelsen
Heather Madrigal
Jackie Nichols
Janine Malkin
Jennifer Kaste
Jessica Caramella
Laura Miller
Lisa Baker
Mandi Cordell
MariAnn Slater
Michael Frank
Monique Berry-Kelley
Oguz Guvenc
Pam Buchanan
Pam McGuire
Perla Villa
Rebecca Bhasme
Robyn Yewell
Tara Archuleta
Ty White
Verdean Smith
Yvonne Youngquist

SARSEF Champion Educator of Science and Engineering

Alexandria Vaughn
Alfred Santos
Annette Koweek
Deb Goepfrich
Elyse Wexler
Jaime Camero
Jennifer Metzler
Lisa Nielson
Patricia Garcia
Rita Wilhite
Rosina West
Vicki Peterson

SARSEF Endorsed Teacher Award

Cindy Bujanda
LeeAnn Howell

Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award

Brenda Lundt
CIndy Bujanda
Feven Afewerki
Georgina Matzkin
Ivan Yocum
Jocelyn Smerz
Kelly Milani
Mister Ben Collinsworth
Steve Beall
Ty White

White Stallion Ranch Teacher Excellence Award

Ms. Dee Padilla