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
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.
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.
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.
To insure that you
are using the latest endorsement forms you
should clear your browser's cache before
viewing any of the endorsements. (See these
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.