Frequently Asked Questions

Informative Links (These links will be updated early 2017)

Parking Map Instructions – Schools/Parents

Bus Parking Map

Parking Map Instructions – Volunteers and Judges

Student Waiver (Required)

School Arrival Schedule

Fair Schedule

Intel ISEF Rules FAQ

Overview of Forms and Dates

When and where is the Denver Metro Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DMRSEF)?

February 17-18, 2017

University of Colorado Denver
1201 Larimer Street
Denver, CO

Link to Map

What if I need special accommodations for any reason?

Please use the comments section of the registration form to relay this need, or email contact@denversciencefair.com.

Who participates in the Denver Metro Regional Science and Engineering Fair?

Students that compete in DMRSEF emerge from a regional field of hundreds of science fair participants in 8 Colorado counties during the academic year.  Winners from the DMRSEF move on to compete with students at the Colorado State Science Fair (CSEF) and then finally onto the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  As an affiliated fair we typically send 3 projects to the Intel ISEF to compete in 20 different categories.

Who are the judges at the Denver Metro Regional Science and Engineering Fair?

Each year about 200 science and engineering professionals and other interested community members serve as volunteer judges for the DMRSEF.  Learn more about becoming a judge here.

Student Engagement & Safety FAQs

What activities will students be doing when they are not being judged?  At the museum they were able to explore with friends, what will happen at the new location?  

We completely understand the concern that students are at a University near a busy street. We will increase security at CU to ensure everyone is safe. Students will have hands-on activities from the museum, science/math faculty at CU, etc. College student groups will volunteer to walk students on campus from one location to the next (most will be only a few buildings away) as well as to provide tours of the campus. Hundreds of volunteers will be on site to direct students to where they need to be.

Will students be moving from one building to another and across streets?

The fair will take place in the Student Commons Building and North Classroom. These buildings are next to each other on the same side of Speer Boulevard.  Projects will be grouped by category so we cannot guarantee middle school students will be separate from high school students. Students who move between buildings for activities will be chaperoned by volunteers.

What will happen at lunch?  Will the students be able to purchase lunch or do they have to bring it? 

Registration fees include lunch. We will provide lunch and students will eat in the building in which they are presenting – either the Student Commons Building or North Classroom. Students can also purchase or bring their own lunch. Those with special dietary needs can indicate this on the registration form.

Is there a procedure for drop off and pick up?  Where do the kids go to check in and where do they go to get picked up?

We are working with the Auraria Campus Parking Office and the Pepsi Center for parking. Students may be dropped off in a few different lots – please visit the map links above.   Students will be given an arrival time for the building that they will be presenting in.  We will assign arrival times by school so that if a school uses a bus to bring the students they will all have the same arrival time. When students arrive, THEY DO NOT NEED TO CHECK-IN. Students should report to their project location.

Will parents be allowed to see the projects before the judging?  When?

Parents are welcome to see projects in the morning during set-up to noon. If parents would like to stay longer they should sign up as a volunteer.

 

Videos from 2016 Science Fair Kickoff!