General DMRSEF Questions

When and where is the regional fair?

The regional fair will be held February 15, 2019 at the CU Denver Student Wellness Center.

University of Colorado Denver
Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center
1355 12th Street
Denver, CO 80204

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The awards ceremony will be held on either February 16, 2019 or February 17, 2019.
Check back soon for date and location information. 

What if I need special accommodations for any reason?

Please use the comments section of the registration form to relay this need, or email

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 Questions

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 Wellness Center. Students who may 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. 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.