The 2016-2017 Chicago Student Science Fair Calendar of Events

A calendar for Network Science Fair Coordinators, Committee Members and
    Board of Directors meetings can be found here.

The 2016-2017 calendar is subject to change at any time so please check back as necessary. 

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September 2016
 
9/20/15


DUE DATE for Peoples Gas Middle School Science Club applications to be received by Luba Johnson.  Applications can be e-mailed to ljohnson131@cps.edu or faxed to 773-925-1136.  The guidelines and application form is HEREAPPLICATIONS CLOSED


9/21/16 City Science Fair Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m.


9/24/16

Science Fair Central for students, parents & teachers at Chicago State University (CSU) – CSU will host Science Fair Central  from 9 AM to 12:00 PM in the Science Building Rooms 106-108.  See the SFC flier here, the CSU flier here or  e-mail Prof. Valerie Goss.   Download the SFC PowePoint presentation here and the handouts here.


9/30/16 DUE DATE for ComEd High School  Science Club applications to be received by Luba Johnson.  Applications can be e-mailed to ljohnson131@cps.edu or faxed to 773-925-1136.  The guidelines and application form is HERE.

October 2016


10/1/16

Science Fair Central for students, parents and teachers at Northeastern Illinois University (contact Dr. Huseyin Colak at NEIU or see the SFC flier for details.)  Download the SFC PowePoint presentation here and the handouts here.


10/3/16 DUE DATE for the receipt of the Letter of Intent to Participate in the Science Fair.


10/15/16
DUE DATE for appropriate endorsement forms with supporting documents for projects conducted in a university, hospital or research facility under the supervision of a doctor, professor or scientist.  These documents MUST be submitted to the Scientific Review Committee member listed on the forms prior to the beginning of the project.


10/31/16 DUE DATE for the Request for use of Firearms Endorsement to be received by the Safety Review Committee.  The request MUST be made on the appropriate form along with ALL required documents attached.


November – December 2017

 
11/12/16 QED Math Symposium pre-registration.  See the flier here.  Registration forms accessible online at http://www.mathcirclesofchicago.org/qed


11/15/16
DUE DATE for informed consent certification, human, vertebrate, vertebrate tissue, microbiology, and DNA  endorsement requests to be received by the Scientific Review committee member listed on the appropriate form.  NOTEEndorsement requests MUST be made PRIOR to experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the test subject(s) and/or the scientist.  The project plans are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee and, if safe, the endorsement is granted and the experiment may be carried out.  Permission to carry out an experiment CANNOT be given to one that has already been completed.  NOTE: Endorsements and additional documentation for projects conducted at a university, hospital or research facility under the supervision of a doctor, professor or scientist must submitted to the Scientific Review Committee member listed on the forms  by October 15, 2016


11/17-
 12/16
/16
 Suggested dates for Local School Science Fairs


11/18/16
DUE DATE for MINI and MAXI RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR PRE-APPROVAL to Ms. Barbara Dubielak-Wood at the Office of Teaching and Learning - Science, Bridgeport Office,  GSR #39  (see this for second deadline)


12/8/16

QED Math Symposium at Walter Payton High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  For more information contact Doug O'Roark.


12/15/16

DUE DATE to receive the  IJAS cover design.  Send to: IJAS Cover Design c/o CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., P.O. Box 803945,  Chicago, IL 60680-3945

January 2017

 
1/12/17
DUE DATE  SYMPOSIUM PAPERS & ESSAYS – 4 paper copies of the complete paper, including the entry form, must be received by Jennifer Patush at Curie High School GSR #37.  In addition, Symposium and/or Essay Entry Forms, along with the Research Papers and all required documents must be sent as one PDF file via email to cpssciencefair@gmail.com  Attention – Jennifer Patush


1/12-
 2/03
/17

Regional Science Fairs-See the Regional/Area web page for the complete schedule.


1/28/17
Symposium and essay paper reading.  Contact Jennifer Patush

February  2017
 
2/16/17

Notification to students selected to present high school research papers at the Science Fair Symposium


2/24/17

DUE DATE for Maxi and Mini Research Grant applications to Ms. Barbara Dubielak-Wood at the Office of Teaching and Learning - Science, Bridgeport Office,  GSR #39

March  2017
 
3/14/17 CPS 7th and 8th grade exhibitors set up projects at the Museum of Science and Industry, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
3/15/17 CPS High School Exhibitors and all Science Fair Symposium participants set up projects at the Museum of Science and Industry, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
3/16/17 Science Fair Symposium Presentations, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
             
3/17/17 Exhibit Judging 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
City Science Fair Opening Day Ceremony 11 a.m.
Honored Judges Luncheon (by invitation only)
Fair open to the public from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
              
3/18/17 International Science and Engineering Fair Judging 
Sixth-Grade Recognition Luncheon (by invitation only)
Fair open to the public during regular museum hours
             
3/19/17 Fair open to the public 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
Awards Program at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (by invitation only)


3/23/17

CPSSSF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE for high school seniors applying for a  CPSSSF scholarship.   Scholarship applications are here.  All applications must be complete  with required documents and received  by this date.   Mail  to:  Jenny Sarna, Scholarship Chairperson, CPS Office of Teaching and Learning - Science, Bridgeport Office,  GSR #39
 FAXED applications will not be accepted!

April 2017
 
4/19/17   Science Fair Scholarship Oral Interviews (by invitation only).  Location TBA


May 2017

5/05-
06/17
Illinois Junior Academy of Science Exposition (IJAS State Science Fair);   Northern Illinois Univesity in DeKalb


5/14-
   19
/17
International Science and Engineering Fair; Los Angeles, California

5/17/17

5/23/17
 
Scholarship Awards Reception (Invitation only – location TBA),  4:30- 6:30 p.m.

DUE DATE for final Mini and Maxi Research Grant report to Ms. Barbara Dubielak-Wood at the Office of Teaching and Learning - Science, Bridgeport Office,  GSR #39


5/23/17 City Science Fair Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

June 2017
 

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