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information and dates presenterd below is
specific to the year of 2019-20, and the 2020
Chicago Student STEM Exhibition. Much of this
information may change for the 2021 year and
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 items marked with a *.
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 DUE
NOVEMBER 11, 2019.
With the exception of the 'Use of Firearms'
endorsement which is due October 31,
2019, all other endorsements must be
submitted by November
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
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
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.
For all other items,
PLEASE check the due dates on the STEM
calendar found here.
for Non-Human Vertebrate Animal
for Humans as Test Subjects Endorsement
Request for Human or Vertebrate Tissue
Endorsement * [PDF]
for Microorganism Endorsement * [PDF]
for Recombinant DNA Endorsement * [PDF]
Request for Use of Firearms Endorsement [PDF]
endorsement request may NOT
be filed electronically by October
31, 2019 and MUST
required documentation when submitted.
for Minigrant [PDF]
for Maxi Grant [PDF]
for Advise-a-Student Program [PDF]