Fair Information

Rules and Guidelines

Please visit the Intel ISEF website for detailed information on project rules and guidelines. Additional rulebooks and "Best Practices" for using the Scienteer system are linked here:

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 and Important Dates

Important Dates

October 28, 2017
Scienteer Teacher Training
9 AM – 12 PM at Tarrant County College
Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Bldg TRTR, Room 3905
Click Here to RSVP
Driving Directions to TCCD
How to get to Room TRTR 3905
December 15, 2017
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 31, 2018
Registration deadline
February 2, 2018
Project categories are finalized. No changes to a category may be requested by a teacher, parent or student.
February 16, 2018 (Friday)
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 17, 2018 (Saturday)
The Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair!
Judging and Awards Ceremony
March 23 – 24, 2018
The Texas Science and Engineering Fair at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas
May 13 – 18, 2018 (Senior Only)
The International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA

FWRSEF Schedule

Friday, February 16, 2018

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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 – 4:00 PM Student Activities (CPC)
Science fair participants may participate in activities provided by UTA College of Science, College of Engineering, and FWRSEF sponsors. 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.


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