Student Timeline

 

Late Summer and Early Fall

Choose a research project for your local school science fair. We have some great links on the Project Ideas page. There are also tons of great ideas on the Science Buddies website.

Does the project involve humans, animals, or hazardous chemicals or dangerous activities? If so, you need to find out what protocol procedures and forms you will need. Use our Forms Finder page. It is also highly recommended that you download and read the Intel ISEF International Rules & Guidelines booklet.

September
October
November

Take a student research workshop. Not required, but ENCOURAGED! Meet a lot of students like you who are interested in science.

Learning Lab

 

Late November!

DEADLINE: November 23rd, 2020

If your project requires prior protocol or approval and/or review from our Regional SRC/IRB/IACUC Boards/Committees, turn in your paperwork to the STEM office on or before this date.

YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL COMPETITION

Dates for your local research competitions are determined by each school.

Check with your teachers because every school is different. They are usually sometime between December and the end of January.

First Week of February

ONLINE ENTRY

 and

TRANSMITTAL FORM DEADLINE

DEADLINE: 

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

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

Regional student qualifiers complete our ONLINE ENTRY FORM. Be sure to print a copy for yourself. Go to: Student Online Registration for more information.

The school contact (usually the teacher) completes the Regional Entries Transmittal Form on this date.

 

PAPER WORK and ENTRY FEES DUE
February 10th, 2020

DEADLINE: February 10th, 2020    This is the day when you turn in all your paperwork, including the signature page, required forms, protocol forms, and pay your entry fee.  

All paperwork and fees must be paid online for 2020-2021. 

All exhibitors will be sent (via postal mail and email) an information packet about 10 days prior to the Research Challenge date.

TBD March 2021

Setup Day EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building.
 

TBD March 2021

Judging Day EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building.

TBD March 2021


Saturday Awards Ceremonies

In the past, the schedule was as follows:

TBD
Junior & Senior Special Awards

EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building


TBD
Grand Awards Ceremony

EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building

TBD March 2021

Project Tear Down at EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building  immediately following the Grand Awards Ceremony. Estimated at 1:00 to 2:30 pm. - times TBD.

NOTE: All materials left after 2:30 pm will be thrown away as we do not have adequate storage available.