"We need to teach our kids that it's not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair. We need to teach them that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline."
What Is the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival?
The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of Texas’ largest regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade. It encourages and rewards innovative student research and provides scientists, engineers and other professionals a chance to volunteer in the community.
Winning Junior/Senior Division projects advance to the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Best of Fair Senior Division projects advance directly to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Two high school and two middle school projects focusing on applied engineering, sustainable energy, or environmental engineering advance to the I-SWEEEP International Olympiad.
The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is an Intel ISEF-affiliated science competition that is held at the Palmer Events Center during February of every year.
Who Can Participate?
The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival serves students from Central Texas whose projects won at their schools’ science fairs. This includes Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Comanche, Fayette, Lee, Mills, Travis, Washington, Williamson, and northern Hays counties.
Science Festival also serves charter, private and home-schooled students from these counties.
If your child’s school has no science fair, talk with a science teacher about organizing one.
The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is open to all qualifying students, independent of race, gender, religion, country of origin or socio-economic status.
How to Participate
For more information, rules and documentation please click the appropriate links at the top of the page or follow the links listed below: