Welcome to the 2022-2023 Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair! This year’s fair will be held February 18, 2023 at Fair Park.

2018 DRSEF Teacher awards montage

Preparing for the Fair

DRSEF Guides

The Science Fair Teacher Workshop is designed for new and veteran teachers and covers topics such as safety rules and the Scienteer project management system. Attendees earn one and a half hours of Professional Development.

This event will be held Saturday, August 27th from 9:30am-11:00am virtually. Email DRSEF@smu.edu to be added to the mailing list. Links to materials from the 2022 Workshop are provided below: 


Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) covers Texas Education Agency Region 10 and includes all of Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties and part of Henderson and Van Zandt counties. 

DRSEF has two divisions, Junior for grades 6 to 8 and Senior for grades 9 to 12. Students may complete projects as an individual or in a team of 2 or 3 students all from the eligible region.  

Students begin by entering the fair at their local public, private, charter or home school. The top projects at each school advance to district fairs then the regional fair.  

Joining the Fair

Teachers can add their classes to the science fair by contacting the science fair coordinator at their school. Schools that do not have a fair can contact the science fair coordinator for their school district to sign up. School districts without a science fair can email DRSEF@smu.edu to sign up.  


DRSEF uses the online project management system Scienteer. A Scienteer School & Teacher's Guide is available. Students need to set up Scienteer accounts before beginning their experiments. This ensures all Scientific Review Committee (SRC) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms and permissions are in place before experimentation begins.  

Scienteer video tutorials are available.  

Entry Deadline

All entries to DRSEF must be completed using Scienteer by midnight on Friday, February 3, 2023.  


Entry fees of $15 per student (not per project) are due by February 18, 2023. Payment is accepted by check or online. A formal invoice may be requested from DRSEF@smu.edu.  

Make checks payable to DRSEF, include your school name, and mail to:

Caruth Institute for Engineering Education (DRSEF)
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750278
Dallas, TX 75275-0278 


Fair Day

The DRSEF Guide for Students for detailed information for students on check in, judging, and award announcements.  

After the Fair

Teacher Awards are presented at the award ceremony. More information about these awards can be found on our Results and Awards page.