The 2022-2023 Chicago Student STEM Exhibition Calendar of Events

A calendar for Network STEM Exhibition Coordinators, Committee Members and
    Board of Directors meetings can be found here.

This 2022-2023 calendar is subject to change at any time so please check back as necessary.
                                     

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Letter of Intent to Participate in the STEM Exhibition
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Peoples Gas Middle School Club Application
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Endorsements from Outside Research  Facility
(also see this)

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Endorsements not Covered by the Above
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Mini and Maxi Grant Applications
(Here or here)
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IJAS Cover Design
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Essay Papers
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Level II Volunteers
More information is available here.
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Scholarship Applications

September 2022
 

October 2022



10/21/22 DUE DATE for the receipt of the Letter of Intent to Participate in the STEM Exhibition.


November 2022

 
11/1/22 Peoples Gas Middle School STEM Club application due.  Application form here.


11/11/22 DUE DATE  for appropriate endorsement forms with supporting documents for projects conducted in a university, hospital or research facility under the supervision of a doctor, professor or scientist.  These documents MUST be submitted to the Scientific Review Committee member listed on the forms prior to the beginning of the project. 
Endorsements must be signed and submitted by teacher sponsors ONLY.


11/11-    12/16/22 Suggested dates for local school STEM Exhibitions.


11/21/22 DUE DATE for MINI research grant applications for pre-approval


11/25/22 DUE DATE for informed consent certification, human, vertebrate, vertebrate tissue, microbiology, and DNA  endorsement requests to be received by the Scientific Review committee member listed on the appropriate form.  NOTE 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.  NOTE: Endorsements and additional documentation for projects conducted at a university, hospital or research facility under the supervision of a doctor, professor or scientist must submitted to the Scientific Review Committee member listed on the forms  by November 10, 2022
Endorsements must be signed and submitted by teacher sponsors ONLY.

December 2022

12/16/22 DUE DATE for IJAS COVER DESIGNS - mail to IJAS Cover Design c/o CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., P.O. Box 803945, Chicago, IL  60680-3945


12/16/22- 1/13/23 Regional STEM Exhibition Registration.

January 2023

1/9- 1/16/23 DUE DATE for Symposium Entry Form, along with the Research Papers and all required documents must be sent via CPS mail to Ms. Lucy Young at Lane Tech college Prep High School (GSR#33) AND one PDF file via e-mail to cpssciencefair@gmail.com Attention Lucy Young


1/13/23 Submission deadline for all regional projects/papers


1/23 - 2/3/23 Virtual judging for the Regional STEM Expositions (see here for Citywide judging)
 
February  2023
 
2/3/23 DUE DATE for ESSAYS All required documents must be sent as one PDF file via email to cpssciencefair@gmail.com  Attention Lucy Young


2/3 - 2/17/23 Virtual judging for the Regional STEM Expositions (see here for Citywide judging)


2/1-2/7/23 Essay and Symposium Reading - Contact Lucy Young at cpssciencefair@gmail.com


2/13/23 Notification of students selected to present high school research papers at the STEM Exhibition Symposium


2/20/23 DUE DATE Approval as a Level II volunteer, CPS policy now mandates that ALL prospective judges be approved Level II Volunteers. More information is available here.  
NOTE:  If you were approved for any Regional Exhibition or the Exhibition at Illinois Tech, you STILL need to be re-approved.


2/20/23 DUE DATE for Maxi and Mini Research Grant applications to TBA


2/24/23 The top 3 Essay winners will receive notification

March  2023
 
3/3/23 Citywide STEM Exhibition Finalist Registration


3/1-3/7/23 Virtual Judging for Citywide Exhibition of Student STEM Research    


3/16/23 72nd Annual STEM Exhibition of Student Research in-person Symposium  and project display set-up at Illinois Tech.
NOTE: CPS Level II approval is required for all in-person judges.  See this page for more information


3/17/23 In Person 72nd Annual STEM Exhibition of Student Research
judging at Illinois Tech.
NOTE: CPS Level II approval is required for all in-person judges.  See this page for more information.


3/18/23 ISEF, IJAS and Special Awards judging at Illinois Tech.  NOTE: CPS Level II approval is required for all judges.  See this page for more information.


3/18/23
Virtual Awards Ceremony (5 p.m.)

April 2023

4/14/23
DUE DATE for SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS with all necessary documents submitted through the CPS Academic Works Tool.  (DO NOT mail your application.)  More information and a link to the application is here.


4/20/23
Scholarship Oral Interviews (by invitation only)


4/21-22/23 Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) State Science Fair at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale

May 2023

5/14-19/23
Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Dallas, Texas


5/18/23 Virtual Scholarship Awards Ceremony (by invitation ONLY)


5/19/23 DUE DATE for final Mini and Maxi Research Grant report to TBA

June 2022
 

Last update 9/6/22 by R. Coleman