OMRSEF Teacher Information

If you are interested in exposing your middle school and/or high school students to science and improving their reasoning skills, participating in the Ouachita Mountains Regional Science and Engineering Fair (OMRSEF) is a great place to start! The OMRSEF provides students with an opportunity to explore the exciting world of science and engineering and to meet other students who have similar interests. The OMRSEF is a great way of meeting some of the objectives outlined by many curriculum specialists!

When and Where

The 2024 OMRSEF will have two (2) separate fairs.  The high school fair is scheduled for March 1, 2024.  The middle school fair is scheduled for March 13, 2024.  Both events will be held at the Mid America Science Museum in Hot Springs.

Important Dates and Deadlines for 2023-24

Middle School                                                                               High School
February 29, 2024         Student/Project Registration             February 16, 2024
March 4, 2024                    Submission of Forms                       February 20, 2024
March 13, 2024                            OMRSEF                                      March 1, 2024
TBD                              Registration for State Science Fair                  TBD
April 6, 2024                        State Science Fair                           March 31 – April 1
NA                                                     ISEF                                         May 11-17, 2024



Finalists from each regional fair will be eligible to compete at the State Science and Engineering Fair.

International Competition

One (1) high school project and its sponsoring teacher will be selected to represent the Ouachita Mountains Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, CA.

Getting Started

If you are stumped on how to get students started, follow the link below to the ISEF website for various resources available that are sure to get you and your students motivated to participate:
ISEF Teacher Resources

OMRSEF Rules The OMRSEF follows all Regeneron ISEF rules plus some additional requirements unique to our fair. Ensure that your students have adhered to all applicable rules by reviewing them. For a COMPLETE listing of the applicable rules and regulations, click here.

Project Submission Requirements for OMRSEF

  • Project Presentation (see page 26 of ISEF Rules; ISEF Display  & Safety Regulations)
  • ISEF Forms (see ISEF Rules Wizard)
  • Abstract

OMRSEF Student Registration Form