What’s new in 2022 USABO

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2022 USABO Changes Exams All exams will be online at one time and on one day administered by the Art of Problem Solving. Test Administrators will continue to proctor the online exams and are required to complete the Test Administrator Certificate that includes the USABO Honor Code. Students will continue to complete the Student Certificates that includes the USABO Honor …

Problem solving for USABO Masterclasses

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Are you preparing for #USABO 2022? Then join our free Problem Solving Masterclasses for USABO this summer taught by USABO semifinalists and the Top 20 camp participants! Sign up at https://forms.gle/cUha64EtRBdnFCbS7! #biology #olympiad #biolympiads This summer we are offering 5 amazing 2 hr sessions to help you prepare for USABO 2022 completely free of charge! The sessions will be taught …

Join the Thomas Jefferson Biology Bowl 2021

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We are pleased to announce that Thomas Jefferson Highschool For Science And Technology is hosting its first biology bowlthis year! This is a team-based biology competition that will be conducted in two phases. The first phase is an open round (anyone can sign up) with a 100 question, 90 minutes, multiple-choice assessment occurring on May 8th. This assessment happens from 4 pm – 8 pm EST, …

9th Annual Upper Valley Brain Bee

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The registration for the Upper Valley Brain Bee is now open! Here’s going to be the format for this year’s test: Start time, 11am EST Part 1. Written Questions This consists of 1-page document containing 15 questions. The answers will either be true/false or fill-in-the-blank. This will be a google form, and you will have 20 minutes to complete this …

National USA Brain Bee 2021

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2020/2021 VIRTUAL NATIONAL COMPETITION INFORMATION Just like many competitions this year, the National USA Brain Bee competition will take place virtual. To find out more about the competition and resources that will help you prepare for the competition, check the details below. The 2020/2021 National Virtual Brain Bee Championship will be held Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th, 2021. The …

Annual DNA Day Essay Contest 2021

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ASHG is proud to support National DNA Day through the Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts …

European DNA Day Video/Essay Contest 2021

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14th Annual European DNA Day Essay and Video Contest for High School Students What is the DNA DAY Essay Contest? The structure of the DNA double helix was unraveled over sixty years ago! DNA Day, April 25, is now commemorated internationally as a celebration of Genetics and its promises. For the eighth year, the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), will …

2021 Atlanta Regional Brain Bee Competition

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The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience together sponsor this regional Brain Bee for Georgia students ages 13-19. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2021 Brain Bee will be held online with no in-person activities. The traditional written exam that serves as the first round of the competition will be online and available for …

Columbus Brain Bee 2021 Date is Set!! February 27th 2021

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Volunteers with Neuroscience Education, Urban and Rural Outreach and Power in Neuroscience are pleased to announce a set a date for the online 2021 Brain Bee. The competition is seeking high school students in the state of Ohio! The competition will be on Saturday, February 27th, in a virtual format. It will have multiple sections including: multiple choice, gross anatomy …

USABO 2021 Open Exam Top Tips & Tricks

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The USABO 2021 Open exam is coming up! This year’s biology olympiad will take place on February 11. According to the official USABO website, all exams will be online at one time and on one day administered by the Art of Problem Solving. This may pose some difficulties for many students as a paper-based exam tends to be easier to …

My Journey to the Biology Olympiad: Dong Ngoc Ha

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The beginning of my journey I was born and raised in the countryside in Vietnam. When I was 6, my family, after a financial struggle, my parents decided to move to Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam. This change opened a whole new horizon to me: skyscrapers replaced vast farming fields; glossy desks replaced several decade-old wooden tables in …

Adventures in Science at the USABO and IBO by Thomas Xiong

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DURING THE SUMMER BEFORE MY SOPHOMORE YEAR, I ASKED ONE OF MY FRIENDS, AN UPPERCLASSMAN WHO HAD LOTS OF EXPERIENCE WITH THE VARIOUS OLYMPIADS, WHICH ACADEMIC OLYMPIAD I SHOULD TRY. HE SUGGESTED THE USA BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD (USABO) BECAUSE “IT TAKES THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME.” “JUST READ CAMPBELL,” MY FRIEND SAID. “IT’LL TELL YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.” HE …

Annual DNA Day Essay Contest

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ASHG is proud to support National DNA Day through the Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts …

USABO 2021 Calendar

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What’s new in the 2021 USABO? Welcome to the 2021 USABO competition! The 2021 changes reflect the continued development and recognition of USABO where students who are passionate about biology find like-minded colleagues in the USA and abroad. 2021 USABO Changes Exams All exams will be online at one time and on one day administered by the Art of Problem …

Virtual Arizona Regional Brain Bee

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Do you ever wonder what determines intelligence? How male and female brains differ? Why we need sleep? Join the Arizona Regional Brain Bee competition and test your knowledge of the brain against other high school students.  The Brain Bee will take place virtually on Wednesday, March 3. It begins at 5:00 PM and will include semifinal and final rounds. High …

IYNA 2021 Right Brain Graphic Design Contest

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Theme: CONNECTIONS DEADLINE: December 24th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST Requirements There is no rubric. We just want you to think outside the box! Incorperate the theme of “Connections” in any way you interpret it. Be Creative! A single page PDF document (portrait, NOT landscape) of normal dimensions (8.5″ by 11″) Include a 2-4 sentence caption tying your work to the …

Research internship

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To all high-school students interested in research in the life sciences: We are accepting applications to the School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology 2021. At the school, students will have a unique opportunity to work on authentic research projects with real scientists. Due to the current pandemic situation, we are not sure if SMTB-2021 is possible offline or is going to …

USABO Problem Solving Camp

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The USABO Problem Solving Camp consists of 1 week of intensive training to prepare students for the USABO Open 2021 exam. The USA Biology Olympiad is the premier biology competition in the USA. The competition begins in February with the Open Exam, which is open to every high school student. The top 600 students, based on the scores on the …

USA Biolympiad Overview 2021

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On September 22, 2020 the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) hosted an outreach webinar which can be accessed below. This informed participants on CEE Programs, including the USA Biolympiad. As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biolympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides …

Biolympiads supports Everaise Academy 2020

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Everaise Academy runs free annual five-week long online STEM summer camps geared towards learning biology and USABO preparation. As the organisers say, their goal at Everaise is to instill a lifelong love of learning in students. They aren’t just a contest preparation bootcamp—although their program is excellent training for academic competitions, their real objective is to expose kids to cool …