All public and private school students, grades 6-12, from Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties (TEA Region 10) that are winners at a school fair are eligible for DRSEF. Contact us if your school does not have a fair.

Entries fees of $13 per student are due before February 25th, 2017.  Pay by credit card or check, indicating your school in the notes in either case.

To pay via credit card or bank account, use the below link for PayPal:

School or Student name(s)

To pay via check, make the check payable to “DRSEF,” note your school name, and mail to:

Physics Dept (DRSEF)
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750175
Dallas, TX 75275-0175

A formal invoice may be requested from scifair@physics.smu.edu


  • In 2016-17, all science fairs in Texas will be using the online project management system Scienteer (formerly called Sciencefairoracle). The Scienteer Guide can be found here. Please note that Scienteer is still under development, so some features may not be fully functional.

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I have attended many science fairs in my teaching career – on a Regional, State, and International Level and the Dallas Regional Fair is among the very best. It is not only the quality of the projects but the care, concern, and fairness of those that run the contest that make it so special. Whether it is your reminder e-mails or Shirley’s friendly voice on the phone, the harried and stressed teachers who are helping these students on their own time and outside of class, feel that they will be treated with courtesy, respect, and sometimes if needed, mercy. I know that this encourages teachers to continue to work with students so that their projects are able to be entered. Many projects at the State level are well below the quality that are at the DRSEF and even some projects at the International Level would not stand up to your standards.

Sr. Cecilia Sehr – Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas

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