Central New Mexico STEM Research Challenge

2021 Logo

When: March 22-27, 2021
Where:  Check back here to join us for the Grand Opening of the Virtual Research Challenge Lobby March 22nd! 
Fee: $30.00 per student (6th - 12th) and $22.50 per student (4th & 5th)

2020 Winners!

2020 Booklet of Awards & Schedule of Events 

2020 Catalog of Student Exhibitors

We Need Volunteers!

Students, Teachers, Judges, Volunteers
Create an Account and Register Now!

December 14: Prior approval deadline - Must complete form Request for Regional SRC/IRB Prior Approval Review

February 8: Transmittal forms and SRC/IRB rosters due (from teachers)

February 10: Student deadline for online registration, entry fees, paperwork on zFairs

      · Completed online registration INCLUDING Profile Picture

     · Payment

     · ALL required ISEF or Elementary Forms

     · Abstract

March 1, 2021 ~ LAST DAY to upload Project Boards, Research Report, and/or update Abstract

Forms Finder – ISEF Forms
ISEF Rules Wizard 
Media and Liability Release(PDF)
Transmittal Form (PDF)
SRC/IRB Roster
K‐5 Inquiry‐Based Student Research Project Rules & Forms (PDF)

Project Materials & Interview Guidelines for Virtual Competition
Awards for 2021 Research Challenge

2021 Student Exhibitor Schedule Grades 6th-12th (PDF) Coming soon
2021 Student Exhibitor Schedule Grades 4th-5th (PDF) Coming soon
Project Ideas
Judging Criteria and Processes PDF
Safety & Display Checklist PDF
Student Timeline
Teacher Timeline
Research Project Consultant Request PDF
Ethics in Research
For Parents
Future NM SERC Dates

NMJAS Paper Competition

2021 Judging Schedule PDF Coming soon
Judging Criteria and Processes PDF
Judge Scoring and Guidelines PDF
Judge Training Manual
Judge Training PowerPoint
Judge Chair Duties