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Are you interested in engaging with tomorrow’s young scientists?
Sign up to judge projects at the Greater Austin Regional Science and Engineering Fair (formerly known as the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival).
The Greater Austin Regional Science and Engineering Fair (GARSEF) is a multi-day educational showcase where participating students can present their STEM projects, compare their work to that of their peers, interact with professionals in their field of interest and get new ideas. It validates the students’ efforts and recognizes them for the time and energy spent on projects outside their regular classroom assignments.

GARSEF covers 14 counties with 30 school districts plus private charter and home schools. Students in grades 3-12 who win at their schools’ science fairs are eligible to participate. We hold two distinct competitions: the Junior/Senior (middle/high school) and the Elementary Fair. 

In the Junior and Senior Divisions, students enter their projects in one of 18 science categories and are judged competitively by subject matter experts. Judges work in teams to interview students and select winners by consensus. Winners from both divisions advance to the state competition and top high school projects qualify for the international fair.

In the Elementary fair, each project is judged on its own merit.

GARSEF judging takes place on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Orientations are offered in the weeks prior to the fair. For more information, and to register, go to contact[email protected]

Ingrid Weigand is also available to talk to interested groups about getting involved in GARSEF, either through in-person presentations or via Zoom.
Also, if you would like to help BioAustinCTX judge for a special award, please contact [email protected] 


Local Events

BioBash Postponed

BioBash has been rescheduled to early February 2024 to accommodate speaker and venue availability. Watch for details on the BioAustinCTX website and newsletter!

Nov 6-10

Austin Startup Week

Started in 2011, Austin Startup Week is a celebration and showcase of everything entrepreneurial in Austin. Each year, we bring entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to connect, collaborate and grow through our educational tracks, mentor office hours, startup showcases, and networking mixers.

Nov 7
All Day

Texas Life Science Forum

BioHouston and Rice Alliance will be hosting the 12th Annual Texas Life Science Forum on November 7, 2023 on the Rice University Campus. The Texas Life Science Forum, co-hosted by BioHouston and Rice Alliance, is the premier life science and healthtech event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academia and investors. Hear pitches from innovative and early stage life science companies, network and enjoy exciting panels, keynotes and speakers.

Nov 8
10 AM

Engaging Key Opinion Leaders for Medtech Innovation to Secure Investments and Successful Commercialization

BioAustinCTX member, Nancy Patterson, will be a panelist on this engaging webinar. Some topics that will be discussed include:

  • How to identify and onboard the right KOLs for the range of tasks
  • How KOL insight and ability to communicate technology value drives investments
  • The top 3 proven motivators that drive KOLs to align themselves with a technology manufacturer and distributor
Nov 16
1 – 7PM

TMC Innovation Demo Day 2023

Envision the future of TMCi at Demo Day 2023, where you will have the opportunity to hear captivating and forward-thinking company pitches. Additionally, network with the TMC community and be inspired by the brilliant minds shaping the future of health. 

Demo Day Schedule:
1:00 – 1:45 pm Registration Opens
2:00 – 2:15 pm Opening Remarks
2:15 – 5:30 pm Pitches & Fireside Chats
5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking & Cocktail Reception

Registration Deadline: November 8th

Dec 14

Happy Hour with AWT

Austin Women in Technology Event

Austin Women in Technology Members Happy Hour.  If you are not yet a member of AWT, now is the time to join. The Austin Technology Council would like to thank AWT for being a great community partner.  When our local business groups work together, the whole tech ecosystem wins.

Webinars & Virtual Events

Nov 9
8 AM

Demonstrating Conformity to General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPR) under MDR

Are you preparing to upgrade your device technical documentation to meet the European Union’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017/745 General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPR)? Having a strong understanding of the differences between the essential requirements of the Medical Device Directive (MDD) and the GSPR of the MDR is critical to demonstrating conformity to the applicable requirements. 

Register for this free, in-depth webinar, presented by EU regulatory expert Rachel Paul-Zieger from Emergo by UL, to gain valuable insights and actionable tips on how to demonstrate compliance to the MDR for GSPR.

Local News

2024 SXSW Pitch Applications Due November 12

SXSW Pitch is a featured startup showcase event that has an open call for startups to apply for the chance to participate at SXSW each March. Explore SXSW Pitch 2024 deadlines, criteria, and categories before you submit your application.


PSC Grants Funds for New Therapy Discovery

PSC Partners and affiliate PSC Partners Canada award annual grants that drive research to identify treatments and a cure. Their Research Grants Program seeks to encourage investigators to conduct research in promising new areas, with the goal that data generated will lead to further seed funding from additional sources.

BioNTX Job Board

Visit Bio North Texas job board for available job posting in the North Texas region.

Career Connections

We equip underserved jobseekers with 21st-century skills and connect them to Digital Marketing careers across the US. With a focus on underserved communities, we amplify the online presence of small businesses, while launching the careers of jobseekers.

The Global Medical Device Job Board

What if, there was a one-stop shop for candidates and companies looking for top medical device opportunities and talent, worldwide Increase your network with more than 150,000 medical device industry professionals to access exclusive top talent and list incredible jobs in the medical device industry. The job board will always be free to job seekers, and hiring companies will receive their first 90 days of unlimited job postings free.


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Aeglea Biotherapeutics

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AMDM IVD Job Board


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Austin Technology Council (ATC) Jobs

Babylon Health

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Black Diamond Networks

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Commissioning Agents (CAI)

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FDA Quality and Regulatory Consultants (FDAQRC)



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Molecular Templates

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Skills Alliance

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Syneos Health

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BioAustinCTX Seeking Grant Writing Volunteers

BioAustinCTX is seeking volunteers to assist with Grant Writing:
• Determines grant proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for grant proposals (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
• Prepares grant proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and finalizing.
• Supported by the BioAustinCTX Board

BioAustinCTX Seeking Volunteers

BioAustinCTX is seeking help with our PR/comms/marketing strategy as our content will increase in 2022. Please complete our volunteer form and indicate what areas you are interested in volunteering in.

Austin Chamber Talent Ambassador program 

We partner with nearby businesses who offer learning opportunities (guest speakers, internships, apprenticeships, etc.), and connect them to local schools, post-secondary institutions, and those facing barriers to employment.


We are seeking volunteers to help collect and compile data to map the healthcare landscape in Austin. If interested, please fill our volunteer form.



With warm regards,
Cathy Diehl, Gretchen Upton, Hector Torres, Hilary Graham, Joe Skraba, Kristin Whitson, Lance Anderson, Mea Amor, Ryan Baird, Scott Collins, and Tim Sullivan, on behalf of BioAustinCTX and Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA).