Teacher Timeline

Summer and Early Fall

Help your students choose a project for your local school Science Fair. For ideas from previous Research Challenges, check out our Student Ideas page.

Determine what forms and protocol procedures your student will need by downloading and reading the ISEF International Rules & Guidelines book. If the project involves humans, animals, or hazardous chemicals or activities, get the ISEF forms and procedures from our Forms Finder page.
If you need to set up your own local SRC/IRB Review Board, please make sure that someone from your committee attends the Mandatory Bootcamp Workshop in September/October AND that you submit a Local SRC/IRB Membership Roster  no later than early February 2021 (exact dates TBD: to be determined).

August to October

Take advantage of the FREE Teacher Professional Development Workshops held in September and October.

The schedule can be found on our Learning Lab page.

If you need to set up your own local review board. The Bootcamp Workshop is mandatory .

Prior Approval
November

Prior Approval Deadline: November 23rd, 2020

If your students' projects require prior approval from the Regional SRC/IRB/ACUC, please fax or email the appropriate protocol paperwork to our office by the stated deadline. The earlier the better.

ALL VERTEBRATE ANIMAL PROJECTS MUST BE REVIEWED BY THE REGIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE REVIEWERS HERE AT UNM EVEN IF YOUR SCHOOL HAS ITS OWN SRC/IRB COMMITTEE.

Local Research Competition
Deadline
TBD

Choose your allotted number of Regional Qualifiers. These are the winning students who will advance to our regional Research Challenge competition.

Call Erin Garcia, Program Specialist, at (505) 277-4916 to determine how many slots your school has been allotted for the Central New Mexico Regional Research Challenge.

February 8th, 2021
 

Fax or Email the TRANSMITTAL FORM to the STEM Office. This is the process where you tell us who the Regional Qualifiers will be.

Ensure that all Regional Qualifiers complete their ONLINE ENTRY FORM by the February deadline as well.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at (505) 277‐4916. We are here to help you through this process.
Your students will log into our site at: Student Online Registration. Make sure they have a printed copy of the registration. The Online Entry Form includes the receipt confirmation statement at the bottom indicating they will be receiving an email. If they have a red error message at the bottom of the form, that means their entry has NOT been received and they need to correct whatever has been entered incorrectly and click SUBMIT again.

PAPER WORK and ENTRY FEES DUE
February 10th, 2021

Ensure that each students turns in:

  • Protocol paperwork
  • Hard copy of the required
    Media and Liability Release(PDF)(We are now required to collect medical information on all student participants. This is now a TWO page form, please be sure to fill out ALL information.)
    and Media/Liability Form
  • Entry Fee

 

Before Research
Challenge Fair Date

Ensure that all students are aware of the Research Challenge (science fair) logistics, dates and times.

Approximately 10-14 days prior to the Regional Research Challenge, students will be sent, via email AND postal mail, a package of information including what they need to know about project set up, judging, parking, and awards. Teachers will be sent the same information via email.


 

TBD

Setup Day is on TBD in the EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building.

TBD

Judging Day is on TBD in the EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building.

TBD

Saturday Awards Ceremonies

TBD
Junior & Senior Special Awards

EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building


TBD
Grand Awards Ceremony

EXPO New Mexico - Manual Lujan Building

TBD

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