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Welcome to the 2019-2020 Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair! This year’s fair will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Centennial Hall, Fair Park in Dallas. 

2018 DRSEF Teacher awards montage

Preparing for the Fair

DRSEF Guides

The Fluor 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 three hours Professional Development.

This event is held in late summer at Southern Methodist University.  Email DRSEF@smu.edu to be added to the mailing list.   Links to materials from the 2018 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 7, 2020.  


Entry fees of $15 per student (not per project) are due by February 22, 2020.  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

Pay Online Here

Fair Day

The DRSEF Guide for Students for detailed information for students on check in, judging, and award announcements.  Additional information is available in the Fair Day Schedule.  

After the Fair

SMU Teacher Awards and Fluor First Teacher Awards are presented at the banquets.