Baylor University and Sigma Xi sponsored the first fair on March 29, 1957. There were 40 entries from area schools in Bosque, McLennan, Navarro, Freestone, Limestone, Falls, Bell, Coryell, Somervell and Lampasas counties.
The Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair (CTSEF), in association with Society for Science & the Public, is a non-profit organization established under IRS guidelines. Its purpose is to promote interest and expertise in science and engineering among school students in a 13-county region. The CTSEF encourages and inspires students to explore and investigate their world through hands-on research.
After conducting research, students present their findings in three-dimensional exhibits that are evaluated by scientists and educators. Students acquire useful scientific knowledge as well as develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will help them now and in the future. At the competitions, students have the opportunity to meet students from other schools, exchange ideas, and demonstrate the results of their research. Winners qualify to advance to state and international competitions.
CTSEF is governed by a board of volunteer trustees who work in close cooperation with administrative representatives of Baylor University and Texas State Technical College. Businesses, foundations, organizations, societies, and individuals help support the fair through community donations.
CTSEF is governed by a board of unpaid trustees who work in close cooperation with administrative representatives of Baylor University. Businesses, foundations, organizations, societies, and individuals help support the fair through community donations.
FROM OUR FAIR DIRECTORS
Welcome to the 2021 Central Texas Science and Engineering
Fair (CTSEF)! This is our 65th year of operation. We are excited
that you want to learn more about the Fair and look forward to
your participation this year.
This year will be different. We are exploring the use of a virtual
platform for the regional fair. So, stay tuned for details!
The CTSEF is affiliated with the Texas Science and Engineering
Fair as well as the Regeneron International Science and
Engineering Fair. Winners at the CTSEF will be eligible to
proceed to the TXSEF. It is expected that the TXSEF will be
Winning students at local fairs in our 13-county area are eligible
to advance to the regional fair in Waco in February.
We invite all interested teachers and sponsors to virtually attend
the CTSEF Teacher Workshop on Tuesday, September 15th. A
link to the workshop is included on this website under “Teacher.”
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Central Texas Dental Care
Region XII Education Service Center
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