Note: The information and dates presenterd below
is specific to the year of 2017-18, and the 2018 Chicago
Student STEM Exhibition. Much of this information may change for the
2019 year and Exhibition.
endorsement forms for the 2018 fair are now available.
NOTE: For projects conducted in
a university, hospital or research laboratory under the supervision of
a Doctor, Professor or Scientist, endorsement(s) and supporting
documents are due by October 12,
other endorsements must be submitted by November
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.
insure that you are using the latest endorsement forms you should clear
your browser's cache before viewing any of the endorsements. (See these instructions.)
Most of the items may be
submitted electronically (see below) and only one copy needs to be
submitted. HOWEVER, if they are printed and subsequently
mailed in, TWO copies are required.
Depending on the browser
you are using, you may need to save the form and then open it with
Adobe Reader X (or better), type in the information, print and sign it,
scan it and then send the scanned in image electronically by attaching it to an e-mail message.
Note that only one copy is needed if the form is submitted via e-mail.