Welcome to the Fort Worth Regional
Science & Engineering Fair Website!

The Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair is now in its 69th year! The fair draws students from ten Texas counties, and in addition, many local high school students, teachers and parents join us during the public viewing of the projects and for the awards ceremony. This year's fair will be held on February 23 - 24 (Sunday and Monday), 2020, at the College Park Center at the University of Texas at Arlington.

At the 2019 Fair, over 500 students attended, with many parents, siblings, and teachers on hand to enjoy seeing the exhibits and participate in various other activities sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).

Results from the 2019 Fair are located on our Awards page. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the participants, parents, teachers, and organizers who made it all possible.

STEM Research Grant Program

Dear Educator,

We are pleased to share this grant opportunity with you and believe that you have received this message as someone who has mentored students that entered an ISEF-Affiliated science fair in the last three years. Please review below all of the eligibility requirements below and if you qualify, we hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity and apply by the November 24 deadline. Please email [email protected]yforscience.org if you have questions.

STEM Research Grant Program

Society for Science & the Public aims to support school-based science research programs by providing one-time grants to high school teachers who are leading students in independent, authentic, STEM research projects. These one-time grants of up to $5,000 can help fund equipment, materials & supplies needed to complete research projects, or provide transportation for students to locations where they can complete their research. Grants will be awarded annually; the eligibility criteria will change each cycle. Schools may only be selected once every 3 years.

Eligibility: (for the 2019 - 2020 Application Period)

Grant Applicants must be:

  • Full-time teachers who have directly mentored students in entering one of the domestic ISEF-Affiliated Science Fairs in the last 3 years.
  • Teachers at schools that are composed of at least 25% low income students or 25% students of underrepresented ethnicity in STEM (African American, Latino, Native Alaskan/American/Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander (Melanesian, Micronesian, or Polynesian), according to NCES data.
  • Teachers from schools that have been selected for this grant in the last 3 years are not eligible.

Grantees will be chosen on the ability of the proposed equipment or expenses to positively impact the research experience and opportunity for students at the school. Preference will be given to proposals/schools that:

  • Support the largest number or percentage of underserved students.
  • Demonstrate long-term use of equipment.
  • Demonstrate an effort to broaden the reach of their grants by partnering with other schools in their applications or sharing their research with younger students.

Approved Uses:

  • Equipment that will specifically be used in the student research projects
  • Group transportation to/from research locations for students
  • NOT APPROVED: Expenses related to entering and participating in competitions are NOT eligible. Funding cannot be used for display boards, travel, lodging, competition fees, or any other expenses unrelated to the research experience itself.

Please follow this link to apply: https://societyforscience-gr.fluidreview.com. The application deadline is November 24th, 2019.

Eligibility for STEM Research Grants will change every application period. Those eligible will be notified via email at the beginning of each application period.

Thank you,

Caitlin Sullivan
Director, Outreach and Equity Programs
Society for Science & the Public

ISEF 2019 Featured in National Geographic

I’m thrilled to share "For girls in science, the time is now," National Geographic's inspiring look at the young women who compete in ISEF. The story is part of the magazine's November 2019 issue "Women: a Century of Change." For more on this story, visit National Geographic (Sign in required).

If you or your fair is on social media, please socialize this story. Please see below for a sample post:

It all starts at science fair! Read more about the @Society4Science #ISEF finalists who are changing the world & the face of #STEM. @NatGeo #NatGeoWomenofImpact https://on.natgeo.com/2IQpQnk

Thank you,

Michele Glidden
Chief Program Officer

Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)

The countdown is on for 12th grade students living in the United States (and U.S. citizens living abroad) to submit their research to the Regeneron Science Talent Search! The application deadline for Regeneron STS, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious STEM competition for high school students, is next week — Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8pm Eastern Time.

We hope that all students who have completed great science research projects during high school take this opportunity to share their work. The 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search will award $3.1 million this year to students and schools across the country, and it is not too late to apply! Three hundred students will receive awards ranging from $2,000 to $250,000 to use toward college and other educational expenses.

Regeneron STS is a science research competition. In order to apply, students need a science research project from any year of high school (sorry, no team projects), and answer information about their projects, write a few essays, collect recommendations and submit transcripts (test scores are optional). What are we looking for exactly? Future leaders in science.

This winter, the Society will narrow down the entry pool to the top 300 scholars. Forty finalists will be selected to compete in the Finals Week in March in Washington, DC (all expenses paid). A top winner will be named, but all scholars and finalists are honored for their achievements in STEM, and together form a remarkable community of young leaders. This community is the core of the Regeneron STS experience—future colleagues and a network of like-minded individuals to lean on in the future. Check out this recent blog post about how our recent finalists gave back to their communities!

For more information about the application, check out this list of things to know. Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have about the application process, review this list of things to know, or check out our technical FAQ page.

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