The 62nd Annual RGV Regional Fair will be held February 12th hosted VIRTUALLY by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville Campus

If you have individual students or teams that plan to compete, please advance those projects in Scienteer to the Rio Grande Valley Regional Science & Engineering Fair no later than Tuesday, February 1st at 5:00 pm. Projects that can be advanced sooner will be reviewed sooner.

The registration fee is $25 per project, and the event agenda was sent to all sponsors who have teams submitted to the event through Scienteer. Invoices will be sent to schools/districts participating.

* The Regional Scientific Review Committee (SRC) will then review and approve projects for competition.

* If your district did not have or is not having a district fair this year, you may advance the students directly from a campus level or district level to the regional competition. If that is the case, please contact Tim Sears, tim.sears@utrgv.edu before you finalize your winners.


The competition logistics will be similar to last year’s competition:

* The student competitors will create a virtual project board (a PDF file) this year, and that template is available in Scienteer. Students may update and re-upload their virtual project board prior to competition if they make any changes. Virtual boards are due in Scienteer no later than Friday, February 4th at 5:00 pm.

* Judges will conduct interviews of student competitors online on Saturday, February 12th, and multiple adults will be present in the online environment for safety reasons. Students will have one 10-minute virtual interview by their judging team (instead of individual interviews). Top Senior Division (high school) winners will be eligible for Grand Champion awards as in years past.

* Our regional competition will be using the 21 categories that the state and international competitions will be using, and those are available in Scienteer for students who advance to select. The categories may not match the categories you used at your campus or district fair, and students will simply select the most appropriate category and confirm that category once their projects are advanced in Scienteer. Students in each category are eligible for category awards and special awards as in the past.

* 1st-3rd place winners from each category in both the Junior Division (middle school) and Senior Division (high school) will be eligible to advance to the Texas Science & Engineering Fair<https://txsef.tamu.edu/> (state-level competition), which will be a hybrid competition this year: virtual competition with judging and award winners this year. All projects advancing will participate in Round 1 virtually March 4-9, 2022. Only projects from regions that advance to Rounds 2 and 3 will require travel to Texas A&M University for the in-person competition on March 25 and 26, 2022 pending COVID-19 and University restrictions.

* The top four Senior Division (high school projects) from our regional competition will be eligible to advance to the 2022 Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)<https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/> in May, which will be held in person in Atlanta, GA with an option to attend virtually.

If you need assistance with Scienteer or RGV RSEF registration, please contact tim.sears@utrgv.edu and our team can assist you.

TXSEF IS GOING ONLINE FOR 2022 FOR THE 1ST ROUND OF COMPETITION FOR THOSE PROJECTS ADVANCING TO THE TEXAS STATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU MAKE SURE PROJECTS ARE READY TO CLEAR AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL SO THAT, IF THEY ARE ADVANCED TO THE STATE FAIR, THEY WILL BE READY TO GO!

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Dates and Reminders

All District Fairs must advance their winners to the RGV RSEF no later than FEBRUARY 1ST.

All students will need to verify their categories and complete registration no later than FEBRUARY 1ST.

The Texas State Science and Engineering Fair will be PARTIALLY VIRTUAL from College Station, Texas, March 4-9, 2022.

The 2022 Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)<https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/> in May, which will be held in person in Atlanta, GA with an option to attend virtually.

Good luck to all of our winners!!

We are still looking for Alumni! Please reach out and we would love for you to join as a volunteer!