Area Students Set to Shine in 67th Annual Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
February 21, 2023
Austin Science Education Foundation and Austin Energy
The 67th Annual Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of the largest city-sponsored science fairs in the country. After an all-virtual platform for the last two years, the event returns to the Palmer Events Center from Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 25. Austin Energy has sponsored the fest in some capacity for more than two decades and became its title sponsor in 2003. The AERSF covers 12 counties and 23 school districts and is one of the few regional fairs that include elementary school students.
Feb. 22-25, 2023
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
The science festival is divided into two segments. The first two days highlight middle school and high school projects, which are entered into 18 categories. Winning Junior/Senior division projects advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair in College Station March 25-25. Best of Fair Best of Fair Senior Division projects advance directly to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 14-19 in Dallas, Texas. Winning projects also will receive close to 40 special awards and scholarships. The second two days are for the elementary school competition. Close to 1,500 students will display approximately 1,250 projects in grades 3 through 6.
Several area companies helped sponsor this year’s AERSF. The major sponsors are Dell Technologies (Anchor Sponsor), Synopsys and 3M (Gold Level Sponsors) and Austin Energy (Title Sponsor).
About The Austin Science Education Foundation
The Austin Science Education Foundation (ASEF), an IRS-recognized nonprofit organization, promotes students' knowledge of and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math by enabling participation in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival and supporting students selected to advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair and the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.
About Austin Energy
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Austin Energy, the City of Austin’s electric utility, lights a brighter future for more than 500,000 customer accounts and more than one million residents in Greater Austin. The utility’s commitment to providing value powers the community and the innovation and culture that has made Austin a destination city. Austin Energy has powered the community for more than 125 years, delivering safe, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service. The publicly owned utility will continue to shine a light into the future. For more information about Austin Energy, visit austinenergy.com.