Information for Middle School and High School Students
To qualify for the Ouachita Mountains Regional Science & Engineering Fair (OMRSEF), you must
- Be nominated by your school or teacher.
- Follow OMRSEF rules to ensure your project will be eligible to compete in the Fair.
- Complete the OMRSEF Registration form.
- Review the links on this page. They provide valuable resources to help you get started. Also, your science teacher may have interesting research project ideas that you may find fun and rewarding.
- Science Project Resources from the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF website)
- Learn About Local Fairs (ISEF website)
- Learn About Past Research Project winners at ISEF (ISEF website)
- OMRSEF Registration Form
The OMRSEF follows all Regeneron ISEF rules. For a COMPLETE listing of the applicable rules and regulations, please review the 2023 Regeneron ISEF Rules.
Submission Requirements for OMRSEF
- Project Presentation (see page 26 of ISEF Rules; ISEF Display & Safety Regulations)
- ISEF Forms (see ISEF Rules Wizard)
Determine Which Forms You Need
Many students can easily proceed through the OMRSEF review process by ensuring all of the proper forms have been submitted and properly signed. To determine which forms you need, use the Regeneron ISEF Rules Wizard. The Wizard asks a series of questions about your planned project and will provide a list of forms that you need for submittal to the OMRSEF.
- ISEF Rules Wizard (ISEF website)
- Forms (ISEF website) – Regeneron ISEF Document Library
- Abstract Form
Write an Abstract
All projects must have an abstract which is to be displayed with the project. An abstract gives the essence of the project in a brief but complete form. The OMRSEF requires that participants use the ISEF abstract with 21 categories. The following 21 categories and subcategories are those that will be used. To view a description of a category and its subcategories, click the category name.
- Animal Sciences (ANIM)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA)
- Biochemistry (BCHM)
- Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED)
- Biomedical Engineering (ENBM)
- Cellular and Molecular Biology (CELL)
- Chemistry (CHEM)
- Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBIO)
- Earth and Environmental Sciences (EAEV)
- Embedded Systems (EBED)
- Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design (EGSD)
- Engineering Technology: Statics and Dynamics (ETSD)
- Environmental Engineering (ENEV)
- Materials Science (MATS)
- Mathematics (MATH)
- Microbiology (MCRO)
- Physics and Astronomy (PHYS)
- Plant Sciences (PLNT)
- Robotics and Intelligent Machines (ROBO)
- Systems Software (SOFT)
- Translational Medical Science (TMED)