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About the Fair
The EMTSEF has been operated by the UTSA College of Sciences since 2004. The fair is an annual state science competition for students in grades 6-12. The Fair provides an opportunity for discourse among like-minded, high-achieving middle and high school students across Texas. The Fair fosters an interest in and an excitement about science and engineering while offering a rewarding competitive setting in which students can showcase their research projects and set the stage for the rest of their academic careers.
Gather together the brightest and best students of all backgrounds from 12 regions across the state of Texas for scientific discourse.
Provide a setting in which outstanding students can showcase their research projects in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Foster academic excellence through highly-competitive scholarship contests.
By the Numbers
- 3 1/2 day event
- Hosted by UTSA since 2004
- 12 Texas Regional Science and Engineering Fairs Compete
- 19 project categories between life and phyical sciences
- 1000+ Projects between two divisions
- 100 general volunteers
- 250+ volunteer judges
- 1,100+ student participants
- 3,500 awards ceremony attendees
- 20 Organizational Special Awards
- General Information
- Judge’s Guide
- How can I compete at EMTSEF?
- Most Common Reasons for Projects to Fail to Qualify (FTQ)
- Judge Qualifications
- Hotel Information
- Project Forms
- Benefits for Special Award Organizations
- Judging Tips for Special Award Organization Judges
- Special Award Judges
- About Us
- Display and Safety
- Science Review Committee
- Regional Deadlines