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Welcome to the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation!
SARSEF is a 501(c)(3) on a mission to empower Southern Arizona’s K-12 students to participate in science, technology, engineering and math through inquiry-based learning and research.
SARSEF began as Arizona’s first Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program in 1955.
Our primary program was the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair — which has since been renamed the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation’s Fair.
Over the years, the fair grew to be so large that SARSEF had to leave its previous home at the University of Arizona, and move to the Tucson Convention Center in downtown Tucson.
There are so many wonderful and talented students who participate in SARSEF each year that SARSEF needed much more room to recognize them all!
Read on to find out more about our organization, the history of the science fair, our educational outreach efforts, and how we partner with other groups that encourage young people to participate in science and technology!