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 Intel 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 PDF no later than early February 2017 (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 Fall Teacher Workshop page.

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


PROTOCOL
November

PROTOCOL DEADLINE: November 21, 2016

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.

DEADLINE
February 6, 2017

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

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.

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

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.

PAPERWORK DAY
February 8, 2017

Ensure that each students turns in:

  • Protocol paperwork
  • Hard copy of the required
    Signature Page (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

Go to our Paperwork Day page for all the necessary information.

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.


March 16, 2017

Setup Day is on March 16, 2017 in the University of New Mexico Campus, Johnson Center South Gym.


March 17, 2017

Judging Day is on March 17, 2017 in the University of New Mexico Campus, Johnson Center South Gym.

March 18, 2017

Saturday Awards Ceremonies

9:00am-10:15am
Junior & Senior Special Awards

Student Union Building, Ballroom

10:45am- 12:30pm
Grand Awards Ceremony

Student Union Building, Ballroom


March 18th, 2017

Project Tear Down at Johnson Center South Gym  immediately following the Grand Awards Ceremony.
Estimated at 1:00 to 2:30 pm.