Texas Science & Engineering Fair


The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is a proud sponsor of the Texas Science and Engineering Fair, igniting student interest in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of study and careers. Students participating in the event develop skills in STEM that can prepare them for a high-demand job in Texas.

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About Texas Science and Engineering Fair

The Texas Science and Engineering Fair is an annual event sponsored by TWC, ExxonMobil and other partners and is hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for middle and high school students. Participating students display their projects and compete in 20 different project categories. Awards are given for first through fifth place finishers in each category and two Grand Prize and one Best-of Show winner is crowned in each division. Top finishers from the high school division are awarded scholarships to attend the prestigious Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy summer camp held on a Texas university campus.


Top competitors in the middle school division advance to the national Broadcom Masters competition. Some of the winning high school entries go on to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Texas has produced many ISEF winners and has a proud history of success for its fair participants.


Students advance to the state fair from one of 13 regional fairs held across the state. They may participate as a team or have individual entries in the science fair competition. Students have an opportunity to display their research and receive recognition for their hard work from industry experts who volunteer as judges. Science and engineering fairs provide advanced education of science, mathematics, engineering and social sciences for students.

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