Every child. Thinking critically. Solving problems.


SARSEF Fair award winners have been announced!

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Quantum Quest: A Free Quantum Computing Camp for High School Girls

SARSEF is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, Qubit By Qubit, and University of Arizona Office of Societal Impact on a free Quantum Computing Camp for high school girls June 10-14, 2024!

During Quantum Quest hosted by Qubit by Qubit, participants will explore the fascinating world of quantum computing with unplugged, hands-on activities and exercises on-site at Girl Scouts’ facilities. These topics will cover everything from the foundational concepts that make-up the quantum world–entanglement and qubits–to teaching girls how to code on real quantum computers. Girls will learn from outstanding researchers from the University of Arizona and hear from STEM role models across the Tucson area, including SARSEF staff who support student/STEM mentor relationships year-round.

Quantum computing is a rapidly developing field, with potential impacts in nearly every industry: from finance to medical research to chemistry. However, the majority of students will not hear about this field until graduate school. This camp provides a fun and inviting entryway to one of the most revolutionary fields today.


Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (GSSoAZ):

GSSoAZ prepares girls to empower themselves and promotes compassion, courage, confidence, character, leadership, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship through activities involving camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts’ achievements are recognized with various special awards, including the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

Qubit By Qubit:

Qubit By Qubit is the quantum initiative of The Coding School, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering the next generation through computer science education. Founded in 2014, TCS has become a global leader in emerging technology education, teaching over 50,000 students and educators in 125 countries with over 55% of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. TCS’ flagship program, Qubit by Qubit offers a wide-range of first-of-its-kind programming; from classroom workshops to a full-year high school course, Qubit by Qubit has introduced over 20,000 students to quantum computing since 2020. Regarded as an international quantum education expert, Qubit by Qubit is partnered with a number of leading academic institutions, companies, and organizations, including Google Quantum AI, IBM Quantum, Microsoft, and the White House’s National Q-12 Education Partnership. To learn more about our organization and programs, visit:

University of Arizona Societal Impact (SI):

The goal of SI is to challenge the research enterprise to be more inclusive and to focus on impacts beyond benefits to departments or disciplines. We work to translate the curiosity and expertise of researchers into policies, practices, and programs to benefit society, measuring reach not only in articles published and conferences attended, but in lives touched and improved. Through every step of the research process, we help researchers center real people and their real lives.

Junior League of Tucson Joins SARSEF in Empowering Young Minds through Summer Camps in Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ – July 12, 2023– SARSEF is thrilled to announce the expansion of its summer camp program, thanks to the funding awarded by Governor Katie Hobbs’ Summer Enrichment Grant. In partnership with Arizona Science Center, the grant will support CAMP INNOVATION in hosting hundreds of children across Tucson at no charge.

SARSEF is collaborating with a diverse range of esteemed organizations in Tucson, AZ, including the Junior League of Tucson, to deliver an array of exciting summer camps for young scientists and ensuring accessibility and diverse learning opportunities for young participants.

“We are grateful for the collaboration with the Junior League of Tucson, as it allows us to create impactful summer camps that empower young scientists to dream big and pursue their passion for science,” said Julie Euber, SARSEF CEO.

The collaborative effort between SARSEF, Arizona Science Center, and the Junior League of Tucsonhas resulted in a thoughtfully crafted curriculum designed to spark curiosity and inspire the next generation of innovators.

Summer camp at the Junior League of Tucson will take place July 10-14, grades 6-8, from 9am-3pm.

“The Junior League of Tucson’s mission includes training future leaders and bettering our community.  We are honored to be able to partner with SARSEF in a way that honors both organization’s core beliefs.  We are excited to see what these students can accomplish!” said Terri Tellez-Baker, Junior League of Tucson President.

Registration for CAMP INNOVATION summer camps is now open and limited.

In case of high demand, registrants will have the option to be placed on a waitlist for additional weeks, ensuring that as many students as possible can benefit from this unique educational opportunity.

For more information and to register for CAMP INNOVATION summer camps, please visit


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

About Junior League of Tucson

The Junior League of Tucson, Inc. belongs to the Association of Junior Leagues International. Founded in 1933, we are committed to voluntarism, developing exceptional civic leaders, and improving our community through lasting change. The Junior League of Tucson reaches out to all women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate a commitment to voluntarism. Women from all backgrounds giving their talent, time, energy and money to the educational and charitable programs of the Junior League of Tucson to improve the quality of life in our community.

Our current community programs issue area is Menstrual Equity and Period Product Access.

To learn more about the work that the Junior League of Tucson is doing in our community, inquire about renting our community space or becoming a member, visit

Media Contact:

Julie Euber



Junior League of Tucson Media Contact

Terri Tellez-Baker

Junior League of Tucson, Inc.


2023 Camp Innovation Registration

FREE Summer Day Camp for Students Interested in Exploring STEM! 

Thanks to funding awarded by Governor Katie Hobbs, we are thrilled to announce that SARSEF and the Arizona Science Center will be hosting exciting week-long summer camps throughout the entire summer for FREE!

This year, we have expanded our offerings and will be running camps every week in various locations across Tucson, Arizona. Get ready to let your child’s imagination run wild as they embark on a journey that will ignite their curiosity in science. 

Our hands-on interactive programs will provide campers with engaging experiences and the opportunity to explore future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). These camps are open to students grades 4-5 and 6-8. We can’t wait to inspire young minds and create unforgettable memories this summer!

We kindly request that students bring their own packed lunches that do not require refrigeration. Food allergies will still be recorded in camp registration to ensure any snacks we provide are safe for your camper. Camp Innovation is free to all campers. Once a preferred camp is selected, registrants can request to be put on the waitlist for additional weeks.

Check out Camp Dates and Locations Below!

You will be able to register for one preferred camp and you may join the waitlist for additional camps if desired.

Week 1: June 12-16- Pima Community College – Northwest Campus

7600 N Shannon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85709

Grades 6-8

Times: 9am-3pm

Week 2: June 19-23- UA Tech Park

9070 S Rita Rd, Tucson, AZ 85747

Grades 4-5

Times: 9am-3pm

Week 3: June 26-30- FORGE at Roy Place

44 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Grades 4-5

Times: 9am-3pm

Week 4: July 10-14- Junior League of Tucson

2099 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718

Grades 6-8

Times: 9am-3pm

Week 5: July 17-21- Pima Community College- Northwest Campus

7600 N Shannon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85709

Grades 4-5

Times: 9am-3pm

Week 6: July 24-28- Tohono Chul

7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704

Grades 6-8

Times: 9am-3pm

Week 7: July 31-Aug 4- Tohono Chul

7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704

Grades 4-5

Times: 9am-3pm