"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."
Do not have your Award? - Parents or students please tell your teacher/School Sponsor and they will collect the list and get it to Austin Energy. Then the missing awards will be sent to the school. Austin Energy has already communicated with the School Sponsors to collect this information to send to Austin Energy.
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.
We are also strong supporters of the Texas Science and Engineering Festival which is a science Exhibition held in November at the Austin Convention Center. This is not to be confused with the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Unlike the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, the Texas Science and Engineering Festival is not a competition.
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.
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: