The Tulsa Regional Science Fair (TRSF) is open to public, private and homeschool students from seventh through twelfth grades who reside in Tulsa and Creek Counties. There are two divisions: Junior Division (Grades 7-9) and Senior Division (Grades 10-12). Registration is “open”, meaning that students wishing to enter do not have to participate in a school science fair first.
Cash prizes will be awarded to outstanding projects from our professional societies and sponsors. Approximately twenty projects will be selected from the Junior/Senior Fair to go to the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair (OSSEF) in late Spring. Students of the top two projects will receive funding for an expense-paid trip to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Anaheim, California, in May.
This event is held in collaboration with the University of Tulsa and the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, and made possible by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and TD Williamson Community Relations.
Stay tuned for 2022 Tulsa Regional Science Fair details.
The Tulsa Regional Science Fair is an affiliated International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which means that we must comply with the ISEF rules. The full ISEF handbook is available at the following website, and includes rules, forms, and a student handbook:
Please note that students registering to compete in the fair must also submit a copy of the appropriate, complete, and accurate ISEF forms before they are eligible to compete*. The forms must be uploaded to the registration website no later than January 31. Original forms should be retained by the student and will need to be provided if the student advances to state competition. These forms help keep students safe and are required for our ISEF affiliation. Students that fail to submit ISEF forms will not be allowed to compete in the TRSF.
Some of the strictest ISEF rules pertain to experiments involving human subjects, animals, and microorganisms. Projects involving human subjects must receive prior approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) before starting experimentation. Students should consult with their teachers if they believe they need IRB approval. Projects involving vertebrate animals and microorganisms require prior approval from our Scientific Review Committee (SRC); for these projects the student needs to prepare their research plan and submit it to the SRC, which is chaired by Emily Mortimer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember, approvals through an IRB or the SRC are required before any experimental work is started. Now is the time for students to get these approvals started. Please remember: all projects require a minimum of forms 1, 1A, Research Plan Attachment, and 1B, filled out and approved, before experimentation begins. We strongly recommend form 3, the risk assessment form.
Detailed rules are available at the Science Service website https://student.societyforscience.org/international-rules-pre-college-science-research.
Information on the OSSEF is located at https://ossef.zfairs.com.
OSSEF Teacher Workshops: These FREE workshops are designed to prepare teachers to mentor students in STEM research and coach them in science fair competitions.
The Tulsa Regional Science Fair utilizes STEM Wizard for all registrations.
Students registering for the fair will also need to upload their ISEF forms in order to complete their registration. There are various “milestones” in the registration process and the software will notify all registered parties (all team members, educators and parents) when each milestone is completed. Teams can be comprised of no more than 3 students and should submit a single registration that includes the names of all members. However, each student will have their own account and will need to submit an individual 1B (Approval Form) and Parental Consent Waiver. There is no fee for participating in our fair.
Students who are unable to register online or need assistance should email email@example.com or 918-779-4910.
Volunteers, Judges & Partners
We are seeking judges & volunteers for the 2022 Tulsa Regional Science Fair (TRSF)!
Volunteer opportunities range from set-up the day before to judging the projects themselves. Don’t worry, we’ll provide you will all necessary training and materials. To learn more about volunteering, contact Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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