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A Letter  of Intent to Participate is due by October 25,2020
The form can be found here.

A summary of the 2020/2021 Handbook is here

An application to join the The Alumni Association can be found here.


Welcome to the Website dedicated to the Chicago Public Schools Exhibition of Student Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) Research.
Our Mission, Purpose & Objectives are here
As of October 1, 2020 it appears that most activities will be virtual.  Watch this space for updates on the 71st Chicago Exhibition of Student STEM Research.
NOTE: A letter of intent to participate must be on file.
The letter and form can be found here.
The 2021 theme is
Standing on the Shoulders of
STEM - Take 2
2021 is the 71st year of the Chicago Exhibition of Student STEM Research.  The 2021 Exhibition is tentatively scheduled to take place in Herman Hall at Illinois Tech (Building HH on this campus map.) from March 15-21, 2021

This Web site is designed to assist the student in the development of a research project, an essay, or a symposium paper in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM). The information on this website will be taken from the 2021 STEM Exhibition handbook (available here). This information should be read carefully and thoroughly by the student and the teacher. Planning and selection of a STEM research project, the method of developing a scientific paper, and the adherence to safety requirements are explained in depth in this handbook.


If significant progress has been made on a STEM investigation, the participant may exhibit his/her project at the local school STEM Exposition. If successful, the participant may move on to a Chicago Public Schools Regional STEM Exposition. From this level, the project may be chosen for exhibit at the Citywide Chicago Public Schools STEM Exposition

A student researcher at the high school level may also submit a STEM based research paper for evaluation and possible presentation in the Symposium. To participate in the Symposium, a student is not required to have an exhibit to display at the exposition, but he/she must conduct primary STEM  research as a basis for the paper.

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CPS policy now mandates that ALL prospective judges be approved Level II Volunteers.
More information is available here.
NOTE: If you were previously approved for the Regional STEM Exhibitions  or the Citywide STEM Exhibition at Illinois Tech you DO NOT need to be re-approved.

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Last Site Update 9/29/2020 by Roy Coleman (roy@cpsscifair.org)
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