Welcome to the 2018-2019 Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair! This year’s fair was held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Centennial Hall, Fair Park in Dallas.
Beal Bank awards cash prizes for 1st – 3rd place in each category judged, with 4th place awarded for larger categories. Junior Division prizes of up to $175 are awarded along with Senior Division prizes up to $300. Honorable Mentions are also awarded during Category judging.
DRSEF uses 20 of the 22 ISEF categories; Animal Sciences and Translational Medicine are not used. Smaller categories are combined as needed.
Grand Prize Judging
Grand Prize judges evaluate the winning projects from each Category and award Grand Prizes for Life Science and Physical Science.
Special Award Judging
Special Awards judges visit projects within their specialty and award prizes such as cash, vouchers and merchandise.
2018 DRSEF Junior and Senior Grand Prize Winners pictured with Jim Chambless of Beal Bank.
SMU Teacher Awards
SMU awards $4,000 in cash prizes to teachers based on the number, performance and success rate of their students at the fair. The awards are:
- $300 each to the top 5 teachers in the Junior Division
- $300 each to the top 5 teachers in the Senior Division
- $100 each to the top 10 runners-up
Awards are presented at the Junior and Senior banquets. The 2019 SMU Teachers Award recipients are listed here.
Fluor First Teacher Awards
Fluor awards $1000 in cash prizes to teachers from schools that have not entered students at the fair in the previous 3 years. If no new schools enter students, the award will be given to a teacher who has not entered students before. Awards are based on the number, performance and success rate of a teacher’s students at the fair. The awards are:
- $500 to the top eligible teacher in the Junior Division
- $500 to the top eligible teacher in the Senior Division
1st through 4th place winners from Category judging and winners of Special Awards are invited to the Junior or Senior Awards Banquet at Southern Methodist University in April. The banquet is free for each student and their teacher. Registration for the 2019 Junior and Senior Awards Banquet has closed.
- Junior Banquet, April 3, 2019, noon to 2 pm
- Senior Banquet, April 10, 2019, noon to 2 pm
2018 Junior Banquet
2018 Senior Banquet
2019 Junior Banquet
2019 Senior Banquet
2018 DRSEF Junior and Senior Banquet Attendees
Advancing to Other Fairs
The top ten percent of Junior Division are invited to enter Broadcom MASTERS
, an international science fair for Middle School students. Invitations are issued at the awards banquet.
Students may also be eligible to enter competitions such as Regeneron Science Talent Search
, a science competition for high school seniors affiliated with ISEF.