East Texas Regional Science Fair

The 59th annual East Texas Regional Science Fair

Date & Location

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 on the campus of Kilgore College

Regisration Deadline

Friday, Feb. 2, 2024

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Registration deadline is Feb. 2, 2024 (in order to be evaluated by our SRC and IRB for safety issues and infractions).

Registration will be required in our new platform STEMWizard. The link is ustx06.stemwizard.com.

If you are a new teacher to our fair you will need to contact us (pbuchanan@kilgore.edu) to be registered for this platform.  For other questions please contact Stacie Ervin at servin@kilgore.edu.

Students in grades 6-12 enrolled in a public, private, parochial, military or home school within these counties are eligible to enter the ETRSF:

Delta County, San Augustine County, Marion County, Franklin County, Rains County, Sabine County, Morris County, Camp County, Red River County, Madison County, Leon County, Houston County, Panola County, Shelby County, Cass County, Wood County, Titus County, Hopkins County, Rusk County, Anderson County, Lamar County, Upshur County, Cherokee County, Henderson County, Nacogdoches County, Van Zandt County, Harrison County, Angelina County, Bowie County, Gregg County and Smith County.

Students must adhere to all Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (RISEF) guidelines and rules to enter the ETRSF.

Home School Policy:

Home school students are allowed to participate.  Please contact pbuchanan@kilgore.edu for more information.

Divisions: Junior (6th through 8th grade); Senior (9th through 12th grade)

Cost to Enter: Individual projects will be $40 and the cost of group projects (no more than three students) will be $80. We must receive your registration fee by February 9, 2024.

Finalists in both the junior and senior divisions from the ETRSF will advance to the state Texas Science and Engineering Fair in College Station, TX (this includes students in grades 6-12). Students must advance through a Texas Regional Fair to compete at the state level. Expenses to the state fair (TXSEF) are paid by either the school or parent. The East Texas Regional Science Fair overall winner in the senior division (grades 9-12 only) will advance to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Expenses to ISEF are paid by the East Texas Regional Science Fair (for the student and one sponsor). 

The ETRSF also participates in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge, a program created by the Broadcom Foundation and the Society for Science  as a science competition exclusively for middle school students (grades 6-8). ETRSF has the opportunity to select the top 10% of our junior division projects to compete for the opportunity to be one of 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists, who will travel to Washington, D.C. in the fall to compete. 

Specialty Awards are presented by many local, regional and national organizations. These awards often include certificates, medals and cash. Specialty Award judges do not use the same scoring method as category judges. The following organizations have presented awards in the past: American Chemical Society, American Meteorological Society, American Psychological Association, ASU Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, ASM Materials Education Foundation, Association of Women Geoscientists Award, Intel Excellence in Computer Science, Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society), National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA), NASA Earth System Science Award, Ricoh Sustainable Development, SI Metric sponsored by U.S. Metric Association, Society for In Vitro Biology, Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc., and the Water Environment of Texas (WEAT). Grading criteria are below under “Specialty Awards.”

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