Virtual Fair Access 2021

Established in 2007, AzSEF is a state-wide science competition for students in grades 5 -12.  Each year, schools throughout the state select their most notable scholars to present their research at AzSEF and be recognized for their efforts. Winners are represented at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

We invite you to join us virtually this year in celebrating the amazing discoveries and innovations our future scientists and engineers presented throughout the week of AZSEF.  Congratulations to all of the students who have dedicated their hard work and efforts to each entry.  


Public Day | Friday, April 2 | 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Join us on Friday, April 2nd for our AzSEF 2021 Public Day! Throughout this exciting day, you’ll have the opportunity to view many of the amazing student projects competing for awards and prizes, participate in engaging sessions with STEM experts and our AzSEF sponsors, see a live science demonstration, and more! 


Project Showcase

Browse through the many incredible student projects competing in this year’s AzSEF.


Guest Speaker: Sky Harper

Tune in for an inspiring discussion with Sky Harper, one of our top winners from AzSEF 2019 who went on to the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) and was awarded a full university scholarship! Sky will share insights on the impact of AzSEF and ISEF on his educational journey, along with advice for young people interested in STEM


Live Liquid Nitrogen and Deep Space Demonstration

11:00 a.m.

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Venture to the coldest parts of the galaxy and explore icy experiments using liquid nitrogen. Join us for a special AzSEF live demonstration at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook Live. 


Guest Speaker: Dave Engelthaler

Tune in for an exciting conversation with Dave Engelthaler, Co-Director and Associate Professor of Pathogen Genomics Division at TGen North. Previously the State Epidemiologist for Arizona at AZDHS where he was responsible for coordinating outbreak investigations and disease research activities, Dave has helped to lead the state’s development of COVID-19 testing, and is currently overseeing numerous COVID-19 research projects.


Awards Ceremony|Saturday, April 3|10:00 a.m.

"I can’t wait to be blown away by the content of their projects, some doing groundbreaking research, some solving problems within their communities, and all of them representing the STEM community in Arizona well.” - Beth Nickel, Chief Academic Officer at Arizona Science Center.

Event Program  |  Event Program (PDF) 

Career Corner

What’s it really like to work in STEM? Hear inspirational conversations with STEM professionals from companies, universities, and organizations about their day-to-day work, and advice for young people considering a STEM career. Tune in now!

AzSEF Sponsors & Partners

Every year, STEM-industry sponsors and partners join Arizona Science Center in bringing AzSEF to the community. Learn more about their work and their contribution to STEM in Arizona

Broadcom Foundation

Central Arizona Project

Grand Canyon University

Midwestern University


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University*

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

The Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST)

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service at Arizona State University

Arizona Science Center

About Arizona Science Center

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The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, a range of interactive online science content, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium, and the five-story Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater.

*Pre-pandemic video—masks and distancing are currently in place at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University

Thank you to our AzSEF 2021 sponsors who helped make this year's event possible.

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