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.
INFORMATION & RESOURCES
FROM OUR FAIR DIRECTORS
Welcome to the 2020 Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair (CTSEF)! We are excited that you want to learn more about the Fair and look forward to your participation this year.
The CTSEF is affiliated with the Texas Science and Engineering Fair as well as the International Science and Engineering Fair. Winners at the CTSEF will be eligible to proceed to the TXSEF.
Winning students in our 13-county area are eligible to advance to the regional fair in February.
We invite all interested teachers to attend the CTSEF Teacher Workshop on Tuesday, September 17th at the BRIC. A link to the workshop is included on this website.
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