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Students Showcase Award-Winning Research at SARSEF

Science ImagesMUSD congratulates the 47 student winners from DeGrazia Elementary, Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8, Ironwood Elementary, Picture Rocks Elementary, and Twin Peaks K-8 for their award-winning engineering, science, math, and technology projects at the 2023 Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation’s (SARSEF) Fair!

This weeklong event displays student researchers’ projects covering scientific, environmental, medical and engineering topics in a professional, competitive environment. The event concluded at the SARSEF Community STEM Expo on March 11, where students engaged in hands-on science, mingled with professional scientists and engineers, and celebrated the research conducted by thousands of Arizona students.

Congratulations to the following students from across the Marana Unified School District. Be sure to view complete list of names, projects and awards on the SARSEF website! 

  • DeGrazia Elementary School: 1 winner
  • Dove Mountain CSTEM K8: 35 winners
  • Ironwood Elementary: 2 winners
  • Picture Rocks Elementary: 2 winners
  • Twin Peaks K-8: 7 winners

Every year, PreK-12 students from across Southern Arizona participate in a SARSEF-affiliated fair, conducting research projects to be considered as a representative of their school. Students with the top projects advance to a weeklong competition and celebration of their achievements.

Around 2,000 projects typically compete at the SARSEF Regional Fair, and over $100,000 in prizes, trips and scholarships are awarded. Top high school students move on to international levels of competition.