The 2017-2018 Chicago Student STEM Exhibition Calendar of Events
 
A calendar for Network STEM Exhibition Coordinators, Committee Members and
    Board of Directors meetings can be found here.

The 2017-2018 calendar is subject to change at any time so please check back as necessary. 

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September 2017
 
TBA 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.


9/20/17 
City STEM Exhibition Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m.


9/25/17 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


9/27/17
City STEM Exhibition Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (IF NEEDED)
   
9/30/17

STEM Exhibition 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.   After  9/30/17 you can download the SFC PowerPoint presentation here and/or the handouts here.

October 2017


TBA

STEM Exhibition Central for students, parents and teachers at Northeastern Illinois University (contact Dr. Huseyin Colak at NEIU or see the SFC flier for details.)  After this workshop you can download the SFC PowerPoint presentation here and/or the handouts here.
   
10/12/17 
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.
 
10/31/17 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 (available here) along with ALL required documents attached.
 
November – December 2017

 
11/1/17 DUE DATE for the receipt of the Letter of Intent to Participate in the Science Fair.


11/10/17 QED Math Symposium pre-registration.  See the flier here.  Registration forms accessible online at http://www.mathcirclesofchicago.org/qed
 
11/17/17
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.  NOTE Endorsement 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 12, 2017
   
11/17-
 12/15/17
 Suggested dates for Local School Science Fairs
   
11/18/17
DUE DATE for MINI and MAXI RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR PRE-APPROVAL to Mrs. Luba Johnson at CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., Dore Elementary School, 6108 S. Natoma, Chicago, IL  60638;  GSR #44 (see this for second deadline)
   
12/2/17

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.
   
12/15/17

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 2018

 
1/12/18
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-
 2/01/18 
Suggested dates for Regional STEM Exhibitions -See the Regional/Area web page for the complete schedule.
   
1/27/18
Symposium and essay paper reading.  Contact Jennifer Patush

February  2018
 
2/16/18
Notification to students selected to present high school research papers at the STEM Exhibition Symposium
   
2/27/18 

DUE DATE for Maxi and Mini Research Grant applications to Mrs. Luba Johnson at CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., Dore Elementary School, 6108 S. Natoma, Chicago, IL  60638;  GSR #44

March  2018
 
3/13/18  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.
 
3/14/18 CPS High School Exhibitors and symposium participants set up projects at the Museum of Science and Industry, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
3/15/18 STEM Exhibition Symposium Presentations, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
             
3/16/18 Exhibit Judging 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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TEM Exhibition 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.
              
3/17/18 International Science and Engineering Fair Judging 
Sixth-Grade Recognition Luncheon (by invitation only)
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TEM Exhibition open to the public during regular museum hours
             
3/18/18 STEM Exhibition 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)
   
3/23/18

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 2018
 
4/19/18    STEM Exhibition Scholarship Oral Interviews (by invitation only).  Location TBA
 
4/27-
  28/18 
Illinois Junior Academy of Science Exposition (IJAS State Science Fair)  Bradley University in Peoria
 





May 2018


5/13-
 19/18
International Science and Engineering Fair; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
   
5/22/18
 

5/23/18



5/24/18
 
Scholarship Awards Reception (Invitation only – location TBA),  4:30- 6:30 p.m.

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TEM Exhibition Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

DUE DATE for final Mini and Maxi Research Grant report to Mrs. Luba Johnson at CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., Dore Elementary School, 6108 S. Natoma, Chicago, IL  60638;  GSR #44

June 2018
 

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