Welcome to the 2023-2024 Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair! This year’s fair will be held February 17, 2024 at Fair Park.

2018 DRSEF Teacher awards montage

Preparing for the Fair



The Science Fair Teacher Workshop is designed for new and veteran teachers and covers topics such as safety rules and the new project management system, STEM Wizard. Click here to view the 2023-2024 Workshop video.

Click here for helpful 2024 document including the DRSEF Handbook and STEM Wizard’s Guides for teachers and teachers. 


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.  

Entry Deadline

All entries to DRSEF must be completed by midnight on Friday, February 2, 2024.  


Entry fees of $15 per student (not per project) are due by February 17, 2024. Payment is accepted by check or online. A formal invoice may be requested from DRSEF@smu.edu.  

Pay Online Here

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

Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750220
Dallas, TX 75275-0220