Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair

2022

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


The Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair is in its 71st year! The fair draws students from ten Texas counties. Last year's fair was held from February 12-22, 2021 as a VIRTUAL FAIR, where 234 students supported 190 projects.

This year we again will be using the Virtual format, in which teachers upload project files for evaluation by judges. All entrants are also encouraged to create a short (5-minute) video illustrating their projects and explaining how the conclusions were reached.

Junior Division (grades 6-8) projects will be evaluated using the uploaded project files and any included video presentation.

Senior Division (grades 9-12) will also be evaluated using the uploaded project files and video presentations. Finalists in each category will then be invited to interview live with a panel of judges via a Zoom teleconference link provided by FWRSEF.

 2022 State Fair Schedule Published


The Texas Science and Engineering Fair will be hosted ONLINE by the Engineering Department of Texas A&M University starting in March 2022. Click this link for more information: https://txsef.tamu.edu/.

 TXSEF Deadlines & Payment (all times in US Central Time)

March 1, 2022, 11:59pm

  • Student registration & all submissions due
  • SRC approval due by 5:00pm

TBD

  • Participation fee and due date

TXSEF Schedule (to be finalized)

  • March 4-9: Round 1, Virtual
  • March 22: Round 1 Consensus (In-Person; selection of top 10 after screening)
  • March 23: Round 2 Consensus (In-Person)

TXSEF winners in the high school divisions also earn the opportunity to attend the Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy and advance to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair! (Atlanta, GA)

 About us

Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair is the oldest, continually operating regional science and engineering fair in the state of Texas and is also the biggest science and engineering fair in our region. Students from 10 counties (Cooke, Denton, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise) participate in order to advance the study of science, mathematics, and engineering in the great state of Texas!

The Fort Worth Regional Science, & Engineering Fair, now in its 71st year, is an organization made up of community and business volunteers whose purpose is to focus attention on science and stimulate interest in students beyond class work. The Science Fair offers an opportunity to display meritorious scientific talent through exhibits, and to arouse the interest of the public in science abilities of students and teachers. This past year, our virtual fair drew 234 students and 26 school teachers presenting 190 projects that were judged by 187 judges drawn from various fields. 189 awards were provided at the 2021 Fair.

Any student from grades 6 – 12 in public, private, home school, or parochial school in the Fort Worth region may enter the fair. Although most schools usually hold their own district fairs, there are other methods students can follow to participate in the FWRSEF. If all Regeneron Science and Engineering Fair's guidelines and rules are adhered to, students may still enter the Regional Fair on an individual basis. The Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair continues to be one of only a few Regional Fairs in Texas that does not charge a participation fee to the schools and/or to the students. Although most schools usually hold their own district fairs, there are other methods that students can follow to participate in the FWRSEF.

Details may be found on the ISEF Website. If you need assistance with a student's project please forward your questions and contact information to director@fwrsef.org.

Projects needing approval from the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) must be approved either by a local SRC or the FWRSEF SRC. Deadline for SRC approval is always in mid-December prior to the Fair in mid-February. Check the information tab for the latest information regarding times and dates for the fair.

 Fair Information

 Virtual Fair Operation

An operational website and database has been set up at the link below and provides access to Fair Administrators, Teachers, and Judges to view the current entries and to perform essential functions. Teachers may log in with their Scienteer email as the username and their Scienteer ID number as their initial password. Judges and Fair Admin personnel will have separately assigned login credentials. Once logged in you may change your password.

 Teachers
Log in to view all projects and to create Project File and Video Links for your student's projects.
You can enter online notes to yourself regarding all projects (even other school projects) by reviewing the abstracts
 Judges
Log in to view all projects, your assigned projects, all teams, and your assigned teams.
You can enter online notes to yourself regarding all projects (including your own) by reviewing the abstracts.
Once project files and videos have been uploaded you will have links to access them online.

 Rules and Guidelines

Please visit the Regeneron ISEF website (https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/international-rules/ for detailed information on project rules and guidelines. Additional rulebooks and "Best Practices" for using theScienteer 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. Peng
Dr. Yi Zhang, SRC Chair
Email: lyzhang@uta.edu
For information about supporting the fair or volunteering, email:
Dr. Yuan B Peng
Email: director@fwrsef.org

 Fair Schedule

 Important Dates

Early January, 2022
Virtual Teacher Training Videos
December 15, 2021
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, 2022
Registration deadline
February 5, 2022
Project categories are finalized. No changes to a category may be requested by a teacher, parent or student.
February 11, 2022 (Friday)
Project online submission deadline (Procedures to be announced)
Photo images of posters and project displays
February 12-21, 2022
Phase I – Judges review abstracts and the uploaded images of posters & display artifacts
February 21, 2022 (Monday)
Phase II – Online interviews (Senior Division), selection of winners
7pm Virtual Judging and Awards Posting
March 4-9 (Round 1), 25-26 (Rounds 2 and 3), 2022
The Texas Science and Engineering Fair! (Virtual)
May 8 – 13, 2022 (Senior Only)
The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair! (Atlanta, GA)

 Sponsors

2019 Sponsors

Underwriter Level

  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • Provost Office, University of Texas at Arlington

Investor Level

  • Amon G. Carter Foundation
  • College of Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • College of Science, University of Texas at Arlington

Advocate Level

  • American Society for Quality
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Fort Worth
  • Lockheed Martin Leadership Association
  • Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association

Associate Level

  • Society of Allied Weight Engineers
  • Society of Flight Test Engineers
  • Delbert E. Lawry Award

Friends Level

  • Fort Worth Audubon Society

Non-Cash Sponsors

  • Tarrant County College
  • College of Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • College of Science, University of Texas at Arlington

2018 Sponsors

Major Funding Provided by

  • The Miles Foundation

Underwriter Level

  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • Provost Office, University of Texas at Arlington

Investor Level

  • Amon G. Carter Foundation

Advocate Level

  • American Society for Quality
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Fort Worth
  • Lockheed Martin Leadership Association
  • Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association

Associate Level

  • Society of Allied Weight Engineers

Friends Level

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Delbert E. Lawry Award
  • ASM International, North Texas Chapter
  • Fort Worth Audubon Society
  • Fort Worth Area Psychological Association
  • Water Environment Association of Texas

Non-Cash Sponsors

  • College of Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • College of Science, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Tarrant County College

2013–2017 Sponsors

Underwriter Level

  • The Miles Foundation
  • UTA College of Sciences
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Investor Level

  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • UTA College of Engineering

Advocate Level

  • Lockheed Martin Leadership Association
  • RadioShack
  • American Society for Quality

Associate Level

  • IEEE Fort Worth Section
  • Society of Flight Test Engineers North Texas

Friends Level

  • American Industrial Hygiene Assn.
  • CFJ Manufacturing
  • Delbert E. Lawry Award
  • Fort Worth Audubon Society
  • Fort Worth Psychological Association
  • Society of Allied Weight Engineers
  • Tarrant Cty. Veterinary Medical Assn.
  • Water Environment Association of Texas
  • American Water Works Association

2012–2013 Sponsors

Underwriter Level

  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • UTA College of Engineering
  • UTA College of Sciences
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Investor Level

  • Devon Energy Corporation

Advocate Level

  • Lockheed Martin Leadership Association
  • RadioShack
  • American Society for Quality
  • UNT Health Science Center of Fort Worth

Associate Level

  • IEEE Fort Worth Section
  • Society of Flight Test Engineers North Texas

Friends Level

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • CFJ Manufacturing
  • Delbert E. Lawry Award
  • Fort Worth Audubon Society
  • Fort Worth Psychological Association
  • Society of Allied Weight Engineers
  • Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association
  • Water Environment Association of Texas
  • American Water Works Association

2011–2012 Sponsors

Underwriter Level

  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • UTA College of Engineering
  • UTA College of Sciences
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Advocate Level

  • Devon Energy

Associate Level

  • Society of Flight Test Engineers North Texas
  • American Society for Quality (Greater Fort Worth Section
  • Lockheed Martin Leadership Association
  • Diana Mason, Ph.D.
  • Quicksilver Resources

Assistant Level

  • IEEE Fort Worth Section
  • Radio Shack

Friends Level

  • Water Environment Association of Texas
  • Society of Allied Weight Engineers
  • Fort Worth Area Psychological Association
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
    (North Texas Chapter)
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • Fort Worth Audobon Society
  • Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association
  • IMAGES! International
  • Kathleen Sassman

2010–2011 Sponsors

Underwriter Level

  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • UTA College of Engineering
  • UTA College of Sciences
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Advocate Level

  • Devon Energy

Associate Level

  • American Society for Quality (Greater Fort Worth Section
  • Society of Flight Test Engineers North Texas
  • Lockheed Martin Leadership Association
  • Diana Mason, Ph.D.
  • Quicksilver Resources

Assistant Level

  • IEEE Fort Worth Section
  • Radio Shack

Friends Level

  • Water Environment Association of Texas
  • Society of Allied Weight Engineers
  • Fort Worth Area Psychological Association
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
    (North Texas Chapter)
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • Fort Worth Audobon Society
  • Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association
  • Kathleen Sassman

2009–2010 Sponsors

Underwriter Level

  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • UTA College of Engineering
  • UTA College of Sciences

Advocate Level

  • Devon Energy

Assistant Level

  • IEEE Fort Worth Section
  • Lockheed Martin Leadership Association
  • Quicksilver Resources
  • Radio Shack

Associate Level

  • Society of Flight Test Engineers North Texas
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • American Society for Quality
    (Greater Fort Worth Section)
  • Diana Mason, Ph.D.

Friends Level

  • Peter L. Holland, DDS
  • Native Plant Society of Texas
    (North Central Chapter)
  • Society of Allied Weight Engineers
  • Fort Worth Audobon Society
  • Fort Worth Area Psychological Association
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
    (North Texas Chapter)
  • Air and Waste Management Association
    (North Texas Chapter)
  • Kathleen Sassman

 People

This is a list of people who have dedicated a lot of time and effort to the fair, both visibly and behind the scenes. A special thanks to all whose names appear here.

Board of Trustees

ChairmanDwayne Campbell
SecretaryMargaret Fergon
  • Trey Seastrunk
  • Dr. Jianzhong Su
  • Dr. Carter Tiernan

Operating Committee

Fair Director

  • Dr. Yuan B. Peng

Scientific Review Committee

  • Dr. Yi Zhang (Chair)
  • Dr. Jianzhong Su
  • Dr. Yuan B. Peng

Web Services

  • Douglas Abernathy
  • Matias Barcenas

Operating Committee

  • Duane Cuttrell (Chair)
  • Matias Barcenas
  • Dr. Mark Eley
  • Margaret Fergon
  • Paula Hahn
  • Spencer Jones
  • Troy Lambert
  • Valerie Martinez
  • Sue Ott
  • Dr. Carter Tiernan
  • Jan De Nijs

 2014–2015 FWRSEF Awards

 Best of Fair

Division I
# Student School
1 Christopher Shen Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
2 Raashi Thakkar Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
3 Afeefah Khazi-Syed Harmony School of Innovation High School
H Emily Baker (Home School)
H Niranjan Balacha Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
H Akilesh Bapu Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Division II
# Student School
1 Lindy Lyda E.A. Young Academy Middle School
2 Shane West Harmony Science Academy Middle School
3 Elisa McRae Harmony School Of Innovation Middle School

Awards Directories

Download 2015 Senior Best-of-Fair Directory

Download 2015 Junior Best-of-Fair Directory

Download 2015 Category Awards Directory

Download 2015 Special Awards Directory

 2013–2014 FWRSEF Awards

 Best of Fair

Division I
# Student School
1 Lucy Cai Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
2 Christopher Shen Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
3 Spencer Kendall Harmony School of Nature
H Jiacheng Jason He Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
H Liesl Krone Crossland 9th Grade Center
H Alexander Lu Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Division II
# Student School
1 Grace Terrell Holy Family Catholic Middle School
2 Calleigh Johnson E.A. Young Academy
3 Steven Fayne Speer Harmony Academy - Euless Middle School
H Laurel Champagn & Joshua MacKaron Westlake Academy Middle School
H Michael Holland, Noah Castro, & Ryder Ware Applied Learning Academy

Awards Directories

Download 2014 Best-of-Fair Directory

Download 2014 Category Awards Directory

Download 2014 Special Awards Directory

 2012–2013 FWRSEF Awards

 Best of Fair

Division I
# Student School
1 Sheila S. Chandrahas Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
2 Ari S. Gao Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
3 Stacy M. Ho Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
H Noah D. Simpson Harmony School Of Innovation
H Jennifer A. Metu Harmony Science Academy
H Jennifer J. Zhang Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Division II
# Student School
1 Diana N. Dyer Northstar School
2 Afeefah F. Khazi-Syed Harmony School of Innovation
3 Lisa Bassett & Diego Perez Summit International
H Henry F. Harshfiel Liberty Christian School
H Michael D. Becker Liberty Christian School

Category Awards

Download 2013 Best-of-Fair Directory

Download 2013 Category Awards Directory

Special Awards

Download 2013 Special Awards Directory

 2011–2012 FWRSEF Awards

 Best of Fair

Division I
# Student School
1 Sulabh S. Singhal Arlington High School
2 George Qi Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
3 Mariah S. Rendeiroa Granbury High School
3 Jianing Jenny He Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Division II
# Student School
1 Emily N. Parrish & Payton L. Limon A G Elder Elementary
2 Thomas P. Wallace Granbury Middle School
3 Lily Gresham Liberty Christian School

Category Awards

Download 2012 Category Awards Directory

Special Awards

Download 2012 Special Awards Directory

Download 2012 MASTERS Awards Directory

 2010–2011 FWRSEF Awards

 Best of Fair

Division I
# Student School
1 Favyen Bastani Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
2 Anjana Ram Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
3 Sailee Yadav Martin High School
3 Shree Bose Fort Worth Country Day
Division II
# Student School
1 Megan B. McDivitt Liberty Christian School
2 Cameron A. Brasher Liberty Christian School
3 Christy D. Pounder Christian Cottage Prep

Category Awards

Download 2011 Category Awards Directory

Special Awards

Download 2011 Special Awards Directory

Download 2011 MASTERS Awards Directory

 2009–2010 FWRSEF Awards

 Best School Awards

Division School
II Fort Worth Harmony Science Academy Euless
I Everman High School Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

 Best Teacher Awards

Division I
# Teacher School
1 Mr. Larry Ritchie Everman High School
2 Ms. Wendy Yanney RL Paschal High School
3 Ms. Tina Mezzatesta Harmony Science Academy, Fort Worth
Division II
# Teacher School
1 Mr. Mehmet Basoglu Harmony Science Academy, Euless
2 Ms. Tanya Parks Harmony Science Academy, Fort Worth
3 Ms. Stephanie Ritter Liberty Christian School

 Best of Fair

Division I
# Student School
1 Peter D. Hu Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
2 Anjana Ram Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
3 Shree Bose Fort Worth Country Day
Division II
# Student School
1 Emily O. Yurk McLean 6th Grade Center
2 Kristina McRae Harmony Science Academy
3 Peter Mueller Acton Middle School

Category Awards

 Judges

 To Our Prospective Judges

The Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair (FWRSEF) is the longest continually operating science fair in the United States, bringing together several hundred student exhibitors from a ten-county area of north Texas. We support our mission of promoting interest in science and engineering by offering significant educational opportunities to our participants.

The 71st annual Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair will again be a VIRTUAL fair. We are pleased to extend to you an invitation to serve as a Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair Judge.

As a FWRSEF judge, you will serve as a member of a small judging panel evaluating one of the fifteen categories of virtual posters and presentations. Students in both Divisions (Junior, for grades 6-8, and Senior, for grades 9-12) will present their projects to the judging panel through submission of a "virtual" poster and a video explanation. Senior Division will also have "in-person" presentations via Zoom to describe their work directly to the FWRSEF judging panel.

This year's category judging will consist of 2 separate events:

  1. Preliminary review for both Divisions.
    Available to all FWRSEF category judges from Feb 11 through Feb 20, 2022. This activity is to be completed individually and at your own leisure during the open period. Website URL with login instructions will be announced after judges have been assigned. This is the opportunity for the FWRSEF judges to familiarize themselves with the website and the projects assigned to your panel, as well as all other projects that have been submitted in all other categories and divisions. This last feature is analogous to being able to "walk the floor", as was available in all previous in-person events.
  2. Actual day of category judging for Senior Division.
    February 21st from 8am to noon. The judging panel meets by means of a Zoom meeting and individual students will be invited to join the meeting to present their projects. Admission of students to the meeting will be strictly controlled through a pre-determined schedule; only one presenting student will be admitted to the room at any time. The student will be logged off after the presentation is finished or when the allotted time is exceeded. A new student will then be invited into the judging room. Category judging finishes with caucusing to determine the top 3 ranking in each category.

Every category in each division will have a category chairperson. Contrary to other years, due to the virtual nature of this year's event, each category chairperson will be asked to submit a telephone number where that person can be reached via text message. This method of communication will only be used in case of issues with the judging. Normal FWRSEF communication will be conducted via E-mail.

In the afternoon, a separate panel will select the best-of-fair presentations from the individual category winners. This will also be conducted via a Zoom meeting. You may indicate separately if you would like to be a member of the Best-Of-Fair panel. Additional instructions and schedule information about the 2022 Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be emailed with your confirmation letter prior to the fair.

This year's event is going to be supported by extraordinarily strong technical support teams. These teams will cover issues such as website use, data base entries, Zoom support, as well as other support for any anticipated technical issues that may arise. As a token of our appreciation, every participating category judge will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

Please reply to this invitation by downloading and completing the judge's information form at the link below and returning an image of it via e-mail by January 31, 2022. Student participation has increased, as has the need for judges. If you know someone who would be interested in serving as a science fair judge, please feel free to forward a link to this invitation and the application form for their use, or the info is available on our website at https://www.fwrsef.org/.

Your voluntary contribution of time and effort is indispensable to the success of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Quality judging, together with personal feedback to participants, has encouraged science education among the teachers, parents, and students. Your participation will help to continue this fine tradition.

Sincerely,

Jan de Nijs
Category Judging Chair

Paula Hahn
Special Award Judging Chair

Fort Worth Regional Science & Engineering Fair


Correspondence:
Jan de Nijs
c/o Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
P.O. Box 748
Fort Worth, TX 76101
phone: 817-996-1552 (Office)
email: judging@fwrsef.org

Documents

If you are interested in judging for the 2022 Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair, please download and complete either version of the application forms below and send them via email to Jan de Nijs.