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Note: The information and dates presenterd below is specific to the year of 2020-21, and the 2021 Chicago Student STEM Exhibition. Much of this information may change for the 2022 year and Exhibition.

NOTE: The following forms are for the 2020 STEM Exhibition and should be used as examples ONLY..  The 2021 forms will be available sometime in late September.
There is an exception for students who received an endorsement last year and are reusing their project may email a copy of their 2019/2020 endorsement and get it updated. They MAY NOT complete any new experimentation at HOME.  A NEW endorsement would only be for students who are able to complete their experimentation in a Bio-Safey Level 1 lab.

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 NOW NOVEMBER 11, 2020.  With the exception of the Use of Firearms endorsement (see below), all other endorsements are due by November 22, 2020.

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.
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Items marked with an * 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.

TO PRINT FILLED IN FORMS
To send it electronically, you will need to save the form(s) on your computer and then open it/them with Adobe Reader X (or better), type in the information, save the filled out form(s), print, sign and then scan it/them into a file.   You can then send the scanned image, with the signatures, electronically by
attaching it to an e-mail message.  Note that only one copy is needed if the form is submitted via e-mail.