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TCRSF Calendar Deadlines

Deadlines and Important Dates Summary:

The FIRST DEADLINE is for the student to have their research plan approved before the start of the experimentation by the parent, teacher / adult sponsor, and when required, an Internal Review Board, a Scientific Review Committee, or a research lab's safety and rules governing board (such as an University Laboratory Animal Care Committee (ULACC) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Bio-safety Committee (IBC) or Committee on Infectious Biohazards (CIB), etc. Check with your teacher / adult sponsor and show your teacher / adult sponsor your ISEF required forms to get the correct forms signed by the correct committee approval.) BEFORE the experiment may begin. If in doubt, email your name, grade, and complete research plan to src@tcrsf.net for SRC pre-approval.

Anytime Judges, volunteers, and teachers may register or update their records at any time.
Before experimentation:   have project research plan approved by parent, teacher/mentor, and for projects requiring one or more of the additional forms (1C, 4 through 6B), appropriate review boards approval.
Friday, January 5, 2018 Student registration is open for 2018 projects and papers
January 21, 2018   Award Sponsors’ Deadline for Preapproval of Special Awards to be offered in 2018
Friday February 9, 2018 Registration deadline online for research papers and projects. Register & submit electronic abstracts and research papers by 10:00 pm CST.
Friday, February 9, 2018   Postmark deadline to mail paperwork and fees to:
TCRSF, 13570 Grove Drive #277, Maple Grove, MN 55311
February 3-19, 2018 Research Paper Judging
Friday, February 24, 2018 All form fixes MUST be completed and received by TCRSF SRC.
February 26, 2018 Students and registered Teachers may access research paper judges’ comments online through their log in
February 2018 ISWEEEP registration - postponed until 2019
Friday & Saturday
March 2-3, 2018
Friday setup and judging, Saturday open to public & awards - at the state fair grounds coliseum - Twin Cities Regional Science Fairs
NOTE: TCRSF requires that ALL TEAM members of a team project must all be present at judging on Friday night and that ALL ISEF winners must be at the Saturday Award Ceremony and the Sunday afternoon Twin Cities ISEF team meeting (location & time will be announced just after the award ceremony).
Sunday, March 4, 2018 Twin Cities ISEF team meeting - location & time will be announced just after the award ceremony – This is for ALL ISEF award winners, ISEF award alternates, and ALL ADULTS (teachers, parents, or other interested adults) who want to be considered for attending ISEF as part of our official party.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 requested deadline for students selected to compete at state (paper or project) let TCRSF know (RSVP-regrets) if they cannot attend state, so that TCRSF has time to contact an alternate.
TBD deadline to register for Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair and JSHS North Central Regional HS paper competition; submit an Intent for the HS STEM Communicator Awards.
March 24, 2018 Middle school state research paper competition & JSHS North Central Regional Science & Humanities Symposium (high school research paper competition)
April 8-10, 2018 Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair (all grades project competition)
2019 ISWEEEP – International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad in Houston, Texas. (2018 olympiad cancelled due to hurricane Harvey)
TBD JSHS: National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium


ISEF (International Science & Engineering Fair)

     May 13-18, 2018   Pittsburgh - Twin Cities will depart Saturday May 12 & return Friday May 18 p.m.
     May 12-17, 2019   Phoenix
     May 2020   Anaheim, CA

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