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Schedules and Guidelines

Schedule and Guidelines for Submission

Schedule Updates

    Schedules and Guidelines for the JYEM Competition


    Projects and experiences with integrating methods (or interdisciplinary fields) in non-science, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies are welcome! Suggested topics include:

    • Integrated studies throughout the curriculum
    • Pre-college initiatives and outreach programs
    • Diversity in STEaM from high school to college
    • Fundamental and applied educational research in integrated STEaM
    • Work in progess projects are also welcome.

    The due date for the submission of the research paper and application form is 7/5/2023. All applications are made online.

    • Submission of the research materials is open. You can go to the menu "Submission" and fill out the form to create an account and start your application. If you have any technical difficulties, you may contact the administrator( with your information.
    • Submission is open to all international and U.S. students studying in grades nine through twelve.
    • Finalists will be selected based on the novelty and creativity of the research paper and will be announced on our website during the last week of July.
    • The research paper template can be downloaded from: [Download the Research Paper template]
    • The application form is available from: [Download the Application Form]

    2023 Schedule Summary

    • Submissions open: October 1, 2022
    • Submissions close: July 5, 2023
    • Judging: Papers will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • Finalists are announced: July 20, 2023 (Announcement will be posted on the website: please check the footer section on the front page.)
    • Submission materials: Research paper, application form, and supplemental materials (please check General Information below.)

    • For the poster session, please check the "2023 JYEM/NYCSEF Expo" below.


    Event Date Place
    Submission 10/1/2021~7/5/2023 Online
    Finalists Announcement 7/20/2023 Online
    Presentation (Selected Finalists) 8/13/2023
    Kaplen JCC(NJ)

    File formats

    Files File Formats #Pages/Size
    Research paper* FN_LN_Category.doc(x) Refer to the Format
    Poster (Selected Finalists) David_Math_Triangle.pdf 48" x 36"
    (width x height)
    Presentation (Selected Finalists) FN_LN_Category.mp4
    (7-10 min.)
    ppt slides
    (7-15 slides)

    General Information

    1. Please upload the materials online: go to the menu bar on top and select “Submission Portal” to upload the project materials.
    2. Application form download: [download]
    3. Research paper download: [download]
    4. Your project will be available for review by judges throughout the judging period.
    5. All the submissions will go through a rigorous triple-blind peer review.
    6. The submission deadline is at 11:59 EST on the day posted.
    7. Your research paper can be one of the following:
      - A work in progress (preliminary or initial stage of research/investigation) paper of 3 or more pages
      - A completed full paper of 5 or more pages
    8. Team projects must check the Team Project box in the application form and list all the coauthors’ information in the Author section of the Abstract, including each author’s complete name, school, and email. The corresponding author should be the first author.
    9. If you have problems uploading documents online, please send your research project documents(doc or docx file) or images/photos to directly with the application form.
    10. (In-person participants) There are no strict formatting requirements for the poster and PPT presentation file: the PPT slides will have to contain the essential elements needed to describe your research content. Please add "JYEM/NYCSEF Competition" to the first title slide (location: either top right or top left is fine).

      Scopes of the research paper

      Science, Engineering, Humanities, and Social Science:

      • Sciences - Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry
      • Engineering
      • Mathematics
      • Computer Science
      • Medicine / Health
      • Psychology
      • History
      • Social / Behavioral Studies
      • Economics / Business / Financial Engineering
      • Environmental Studies
      • Humanities
      • Art
      • Music
      • Philosophy
      • Political science

      2023 JYEM/NYCSEF Expo/Presentation

      Date and Place for the 2023 JYEM Expo/Presentation Participants

      • Place: JCC Kaplen in Tenafly, New Jersey (Taub Auditorium)
      • Date/Time: August 13 (Sunday), 10 am ~ 1 pm
      • Address: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Taub Campus, 411 East Clinton Avenue Tenafly, NJ 07670
      • The due date for materials submission: 8/2/2023
      • Notification of the participants(for the in-person presentation): 7/27 ~ 8/3/2023, rolling basis, will be notified via individual email

      For the next round of review for the selection of in-person participants, we ask that you submit the following materials by email(due date: 8/2/2023). The file formats and notes are as follows:

      • Application form (if you did not submit it)
        File name: Application_Form_FirstName_LastName.doc(x)

      • Formatted paper(if you did not format it properly)
        File name: Formatted_Paper_FirstName_LastName.doc(

      • Biography with your headshot photo
        1. 200 to 500 words(about half a page to a full page)
        2. File name: Biography_FirstName_LastName.doc(x)
        3. Please insert your headshot photo at the end of your biography.
        4. Sample:

      • Project presentation file
        1. File name: Presentation_FirstName_LastName.pdf
        2. Maximum # of slides: 15
        3. Include the word "JYEM Competition" in the first slide.

      • Recorded video
        1. 7 to 15 minutes of recording
        2. Please include the YouTube link in your email. Attaching the video file in the email can take too long for some judges to download and watch it.
        3. YouTube video title: JYEM Competition-Video_Presentation_by_FirstName_ LastName
        4. Turn off the comments.
        5. Sample:

      • Resume
        1. Please include all your acdaemic and other information, including skills and activities.
        2. Please include your high school/college name(s) you attend(ed) or will attend in the Education section 3.File name: Resume_FirstName_LastName.pdf

      • Poster file
        1. Recommended ratio: 48x36 inch(horizontal:48)
        2. The printed poster will fit on the typical trifold poster board.
        3. File name: Poster_FirstName_LastName.pdf
        4. (In-person participants) Please bring your presentation poster as a trifold. Size: 48x36 inch(horizontal:48)
        5. (In-person participants) If you are unable to travel with the trifold (e.g., limited space on a plane), bring your presentation poster as a print on fabric or paper. We will provide the trifold board and mounting materials when you arrive.

      • Talent Release Form: This consent form will be sent to the selected in-person participants at the expo venue.

      Optional materials

      • Other supporting materials: photos/coding list/photos of key pages from a handwritten notebook.
        File name: Supporting Material-1_FirstName_LastName.pdf.

      • Photos with captions of your experimental apparatus or equipment.
        File name: SupportingMaterial-2_FirstName_LastName.pdf

      • Once everything has been completed, your project will be ready for the judges to assess for the expo participants. Grand prize winner, category winners, special awards, and recipients of Amazon eGift cards will be chosen at the in-person presentation expo.

      In-person Participants

      • Please bring your presentation poster on board. Your printed poster needs to be affixed to the trifold poster board. Size: 48x36 inch(horizontal:48). We will provide an easel or table.

      • Dress code: Business formal or semi-formal

      • Your poster registration and set-up occur in the Taub Auditorium in JCC between 10:00 am and 10:30 am. There is no registration fee.

      • Apply for our travel grant: Every year, we award a travel grant to students coming from out of tristate area to help them attend the expo/competition. There are no complicated rules or terms and conditions – you just need to be an in-person participant attending the expo, and be able to tell us why you think you deserve it. We assess it based on multidimensional factors such as the quality of the research paper, supplemental materials as well as your travel distance.

      • Some quick tips to help you prepare to present your posster: please check
        Also check photos from our past events at

      • We will not be providing food/drink refreshments at this year's expo to abide by the venue's safety regulations.

      • Presentation/Judging will happen between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm and the award ceremony follows right after that!

      JYEM Expo Timeline (10am~1pm)

      Time Event Etc
      10-10:30 Poster setup Table or Easel
      10:30-12 Judging max. 12 min/judge(s)
      12-1 Award Ceremony Guests are allowed