The Texas Workforce Commission and ExxonMobil selected Texas A&M Engineering to host the annual competition beginning in 2019. A great big “HOWDY!” to all the participants, teachers, family members, friends, judges, and sponsors who compete in TXSEF.
About the Fair
Sixth- through twelfth-grade students compete in regional science and engineering fairs across Texas during January, February and March to advance to the state fair. The fair includes 20+ categories spanning across engineering, biological sciences and physical sciences. Winning high school entries advance to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
The Fair plays an important role in the lives and future careers of many students as they learn the critical thinking skills that necessary to thrive in any field. The science fair is more than creating a science project; it is a complete educational process through which students learn:
- To follow directions and complete the scientific process
- To gain knowledge outside a classroom setting
- To work with mentors and peers
- To hone their presentation skills
- About competing honestly and fairly
Provide a setting where outstanding students showcase their research projects in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
By the Numbers
- 2-day event
- Hosted by Texas A&M Engineering since 2019
- 21 project categories between life and physical sciences
- 1,200+ projects between two divisions
- 100 volunteers
- 350+ judges
We are a Member of the following:
Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair
The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), a program of Society for Science for over 70 years, is the world’s largest global science competition for high school students. Through an international network of local, regional and national science fairs, millions of students are encouraged to explore their passion for scientific inquiry. Each spring, a group of these students is selected as finalists and offered the opportunity to compete for nearly $9 million in awards and scholarships.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge
With the generous support of title sponsor and partner Thermo Fisher Scientific, Society for Science is pleased to be running the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge (JIC) in its inaugural year. The Thermo Fisher JIC (previously the Broadcom MASTERS from 2010-2022, the Society’s Middle School Program (2008), and the Discovery Channel Young Scientists Challenge (1999-2007), is the nation’s premier STEM research competition for middle school students.
The Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy
The Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy is a week-long science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) hands-on residential summer camp that helps students explore the practical applications of STEM endeavors and exposes students to exciting career options that involve high-tech skills.Scholarships awarded to science fair winners cover the entire cost of the residential summer camp. The academy is funded with federal workforce development funds, administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, to support initiatives by the Governor of Texas to prepare Texas’ future workforce.