Fair Information

Important! Parking Message from UTA Security

Welcome to UT Arlington! We want to ensure you have an exceptional parking experience with us. Visitor parking has been prepared for you in the College Park Garages, located at 500 S. Center Street, Arlington, TX, 76019 (located next to the College Park Center), with additional parking at Lot 45 (south of the Lipscomb resident dorm) and Lot 53 (located at the intersection of Mitchell and Pecan).

Please enter your vehicle information in the link below to obtain a parking e-permit for your vehicle to park on campus during your event. This will give your vehicle access to park in the designated lot noted on the link's event page. Any vehicle parked on campus without an e-permit will receive a citation.

NEW! UTA College Park Center Clear Bag Policy

Following industry best practices to ensure safety and quick entry for all guests, Texas Hall and College Park Center are now enforcing a clear bag policy for all events. You may have attended events in the past at College Park Center and Texas Hall when the clear bag policy was in effect. Going forward, our venues will utilize the clear bag policy for every event and game, including sporting events, concerts, Maverick Speakers Series and graduation ceremonies. Metal detectors may also be in use at some events.

Rules and Guidelines

We will use the same Fair rules and guidelines from 2019 - see below

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FWRSEF Activities at UTA 2020

Thank you for your interest in participating in our on-campus activities in the College of Engineering and the College of Science on Sunday, February 23, 2020 and Monday, February 24, 2020.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

This year, we are offering project presentation workshops conducted by award-winning College of Science students on Sunday, February 23, 2020. We hope these workshops will help aid your students with the organization of their project presentations for the judges and to help strengthen their overall communication and confidence levels. These presentations will be offered for FREE. We will offer a session at 1:30 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. The workshops are identical, but students are more than welcome to attend both sessions.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020

The College of Engineering and the College of Science will host hands-on and informational activities for a group of 30 middle school students and 30 high school students who register to participate by February 10, 2020. The sessions will take place from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020. If your student register's for the information activities they must have the Official UTA Waiver completed and upload it to the end of this form. Registrations without the waiver will not be accepted.

Questions and Contact

For questions regarding rules and forms, contact:
Dr. Yuan B Peng, Fair Director
Email: [email protected] P.O. Box 19528
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019-0528
For questions about forming an SRB or IRC contact Dr. Peng
For information about supporting the fair or volunteering, email:
Dr. Yuan B Peng
Email: [email protected]

Fair Schedule and Important Dates

Important Dates

For some activities specific dates will be posted shortly. Use the information below for general guidance.

October 5, 2019
Scienteer Teacher Training
9 AM – 1 PM
Location: Gethsemane Presbyterian Church
960 West Bluff St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
December 20, 2019
Projects needing approval from the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) must be approved either by a local SRC or the FWRSEF SRC if the school is small enough to establish its own SRC (e.g., home school).
January 25, 2020
Registration deadline
February 1, 2020
Project categories are finalized. No changes to a category may be requested by a teacher, parent or student.
February 23, 2020 (Sunday)
Project setup for all participants (12 PM to 6 PM) at the College Park Events Center at The University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas
February 24, 2020 (Monday)
The Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair!
Judging and Awards Ceremony
March 8, 2020
Deadline for Regional Fairs (including FWRSEF) to advance finalists in Scienteer.
March 11, 2020
Deadline for students advancing to State to confirm their information in Scienteer.
March 13, 2020 5pm CST
Deadline for students to receive advance approval from SRC, otherwise they will have to be approved in person after checking in on Friday, March 26, 2020.
March 15, 2020
Deadline for early bird payment, all payments after this date will incur a $25 per person late payment fee.
March 17, 2020
Deadline for students to register for TXSEF.
March 27 – 28, 2020
The Texas Science and Engineering Fair at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas at Kyle Field and the Hall of Champions.

FWRSEF Schedule

Sunday, February 23, 2020

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Project setup (all grades)

Monday, February 24, 2020

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Closed-door judging
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Project presentation
Students demonstrate their projects to the judges
Mandatory for Senior High students (Grades 9–12).
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch
Science fair participants and teachers are invited to have lunch in the Connection Cafe on campus. Lunch vouchers will be provided in the project registration packets.
1:00 PM – 2:50 PM Student Activities (CPC)
Science fair participants may participate in UTA Science and Engineering Fun activities provided by UTA and Lockheed Martin. Prior registration required! All Students Who Registered Will Meet at the Arena!
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Public project viewing
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Awards Ceremony
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Public viewing and teardown
9:00 PM Exhibit hall closes
All project displays must be removed.
Unattended items will be removed after closing.

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