Fair Information

Rules and Guidelines

Until the 2020 FWRSEF guidelines are published, most of the 2019 information is still applicable so you can download and review these documents. Stay alert for the 2020 documents to be posted soon!

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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.


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.


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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