RGV RSEF Deadlines and Reminders


September 1, 2019 to January 10, 2020: Submit projects that need pre-approval to the Regional Scientific Review Committee through Scienteer.com

January 24, 2020: Deadline for students to verify categories in Scienteer.

January 24, 2020: Deadline to finish registration through Scienteer for RGV RSEF.

February 14, 2020 between 4:00 and 7:00 PM: Check-in, final SRC review and Safety Check of display boards

February 15, 2020: (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.): Competition and Awards Presentations at UTRGV Brownsville campus


The Regional Scientific Review Committee approval for projects requiring "pre-approval" MUST be obtained BEFORE conducting any part of the experiment--if this is not done then a project will not be allowed to compete in the Fair.

RGV RSEF registration is done through Scienteer for the project paperwork. Students must be forwarded from a district or organizational Fair through Scienteer unless the student is home schooled. If a student from a non-participating educational institution wants to participate, they should contact the Fair by emailing:

Students and/or adult sponsors MUST complete registration and setup at UTRGV Brownsville Campus for the fair on February 14, 2020 between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Students/sponsors MUST bring their project board with any materials (including computers) that will be displayed. Final review of project paperwork and the display is done ONLY at this time.

On the day of competition, February 15, 2020, students MUST be at projects before 8:30 a.m. ready for the judges to interview the students. Students must be present to compete--including all team members just like State and International competitions. All materials and paperwork must be reviewed prior to this time--no Safety or SRC committee will be available to check projects on February 15, 2020.

Remember that RGV Regional Science and Engineering Fair the qualifying competition for the Texas State Science and Engineering Fair at Texas A&M College Station.

RGV RSEF will send the Senior Division Grand Champion projects directly to the International Science and Engineering Fair along with their sponsors.

International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) on May 10-15, 2020, in Anaheim, CA

The Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair is officially affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair and must follow all guidelines regarding this competition.