Call for Students: 2012 At-Large BioGENEius Challenge Deadline Approaching

Is there a BioGENEius in Your classroom?

What is the BioGENEius Challenge?
The BioGENEius Challenge is the most prestigious high school (Grades 9 to 12) science competition in the world for original research in biotechnology. Each student conducts an individual research project and is currently enrolled in biology or science‐related courses in any public, private or home school within the United States.

How can I become a winner?
First, you must apply to the appropriate At‐Large or Local BioGENEius Challenge. After applying for the appropriate BioGENEius Challenge you may be selected to compete and/or present at the Local BioGENEius Challenge provided in your area. Up to 2 students are selected from each Local BioGENEius Challenge and 15 students from the At‐Large Challenge. The selected winners of both the Local and At‐Large BioGENEius Challenges will present their research poster and oral presentations at the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge, which will be held in June 17, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.
For specific details and information regarding the BioGENEius Challenge please visit www.biotechinstitute.org/node/1447.

At‐Large BioGENEius Challenge
The At‐Large BioGENEius is a competition available to students who are not in areas from which the local competitions draw. These students will apply directly to the Biotechnology Institute through the online application process. The Biotechnology Institute will host a virtual competition in which a panel of judges will convene and review each completed research project submission. The judges will then select 15 student delegates. The selected 15 students will join the winners of each Local BioGENEius Challenge(s) to present their research poster and oral presentations and advance to the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge. The U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge will be held June 17, 2012 in Boston, MA.

Apply Now

At Large Deadline Approaching April 15

You may qualify for the 2012 U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge. If you are a student in grades 9 – 12, engaged in biotechnology research, and currently enrolled in biology or science-related courses you are eligible to win an all-expense paid trip to Boston, Massachusetts on June 16 -19, 2012.

Please submit your research project directly to the At-Large Challenge through the online application process located on the Biotechnology Institute website (www.biotechinstitue.org). All applications are due by April 15, 2012.

The Institute will host its virtual competition at the end of April.  The virtual competition will consist of a panel of judges who will convene and review each completed research project submission from students across the U.S. This excludes students who have a Local BioGENEius Challenge. (DE, FL, GA, KS, MA, NM, PA, San Diego, CA (SoCal), San Francisco, CA (Bay Area), TX, and VA)

Judges will then select 15 student delegates.  .  The selected 15 students will receive a travel award for a student/teacher pair paid trip to Boston, MA from June 16 – 19, 2012. The selected 15 students will also join the winners of each Local BioGENEius Challenge(s) to present their research poster and oral presentations and advance to the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge.  10 winners of the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge will be advance to the International BioGENEius Challenge held in conjunction with an international biotech industry conference hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Please click here to apply:

Hope to see you in Boston!!

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