The health and safety of our guests, our team, and our community is the primary concern of Arizona Science Center. In response to the latest guidelines and information from local, national and global health experts, the Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) 2020 has been cancelled. 

We will begin issuing registration fee refunds by the end of this week.

Arizona Science Center is committed to continuing our mission to inspire, educate, and engage future scientists and engineers throughout the state of Arizona. 

In an effort to be of continual service to our community, Arizona Science Center will be launching a series of digital videos and content beginning the week of March 16. Check them out HERE

We will continue to assess the situation and keep you updated by email, on our website ( and through social media : (FacebookInstagramYouTube and Twitter). 

About AzSEF

The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is the state science fair for Arizona. Managed by Arizona Science Center, AzSEF brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county, and regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

2019 AzSEF Statistics
  • 1,015 student participants
  • 726 projects
  • 500 qualified judges and volunteers representing 130 Arizona organizations
  • 21 Senior Level finalists, representing 15 Best of Show projects moved on to ISEF

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is to support and provide guidance to students and teachers throughout Arizona to ensure the continued availability and vitality of this statewide celebration of scientific inquiry for the citizens of Arizona.


Judges and Volunteers

Interested in becoming a judge or volunteer?

Judging will take place Thursday, March 26–27 at the Phoenix Convention Center for Elementary, Junior, and Senior Divisions. Breakfast, lunch, and training are provided. We do ask that judges have a minimum of 2 years of college or a degree in a related field. There is a high need for judges with advanced degrees and experience to judge in the Senior Division. 

Volunteers are needed March 25–27 in a variety of roles. 


Sign Up Today!