Fair Information

Rules and Guidelines

Please visit the Intel ISEF website for detailed information on project rules and guidelines. Additional rulebooks are linked here:

Note that FWRSEF requires both online and paper registration!

Online Registration

Paper Registration

FWRSEF Forms (Required)
Completion of these forms is required for fair registration.
Please type your responses; handwritten forms will not be accepted.
Intel ISEF Forms (Required)
A completed set of ISEF Forms is required in order to register for the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Activity Participation Forms
Following project judging, UTA Admissions will gather students for an afternoon of fun activities. High school students may choose to participate in some or all activities, or make use of an arranged study hall facility. Middle school students will be split into groups and rotated through various activities, including a campus tour and a visit to the UTA planeterium. Students will return to the CPC by 5:45 PM. The following form must be completed in order to participate in these activities:
Paper Registraton Instructions
Please complete and mail the forms listed above (including both the FWRSEF Registration Forms and the 2016 ISEF forms) to the fair director:
Dr. Yuan B Peng,
P.O. Box 19528
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019-0528
Make sure to register online as well.

Questions and Contact

For questions regarding rules and forms, contact:
Dr. Yuan B Peng, Fair Director
Email: director@fwrsef.org P.O. Box 19528
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019-0528
For questions about forming an SRB or IRC contact:
Dr. Michael Roner, SRC Chair
Email: roner@uta.edu
For information about supporting the fair or volunteering, email:
Dr. Yuan B Peng
Email: director@fwrsef.org

Fair Schedule

Important Dates

December 11, 2015
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 22, 2016
Registration deadline
February 12, 2016
Project categories are finalized. No changes to a category may be requested by a teacher, parent or student.
February 21, 2016
Project setup for all participants (12 PM to 5 PM) at the College Park Events Center at The University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas
February 22, 2016
The Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair!
March 31 to April 2, 2016
The ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas
May 8–13, 2016 (Division I Only)
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
June 2016 (Division II Only) — check online for application deadline
A selected number of middle school students will be nominated to enter their project via online application. From national entrants, 300 semifinalists will be selected, including 30 finalists who win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to compete in the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS Competition.

FWRSEF Schedule

February 21, 2016

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Project setup (all grades)

February 22, 2016

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 Division I students (Grades 9–12).
11:30 AM – 5:00 PM Student Activities (CPC)
Science fair participants may participate in activities provided by UTA Science and Engineering, Lockheed Martin, and RadioShack on UTA campus. Prior registration required!
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Public project viewing, science show, student activities
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.

Maps & Directions

Venue: College Park Events Center
College Park Events Center Information
Parking Permit: print and display permit on front windshield
Download Parking Permit [PDF]
Parking Location: park only in areas marked as "Event Parking"
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Map to event parking areas.
Bus Parking Guidelines: busses may only park in designated areas.
UTA Bus Parking Guidelines [PDF]


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