USABO 2O22 Registration is now open

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ABOUT THE USABOAs 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 the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness. Check out “What Is the USABO?” in the toolbar …

Intensive Introductory USABO Preparation Course 2021

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Greetings from Biolympiads! We are inviting all beginners preparing for USABO 2022 to join our Intensive Introductory USABO Preparation Course. Many of our students are in the Top 100 and Top 50 nationwide. In addition, every year we have 3-4 students among the 20 USABO National finalists. The goal of the Biolympiads Training Program is to prepare highly motivated students to compete in …

The results of the International Biology Olympiad have been announced

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The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is the final stage of the Biology Olympiad in which the national winners of local olympiads compete among themselves. Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the 32nd International Biology Olympiad in Lisbon/Portugal has been cancelled.  The IBO 2021 competition was expected to take place in Lisbon, Portugal this year, but instead it was online in the format of …

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 …

International Biology Olympiad 2021

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IBO Exam Schedule 2021 Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the 32nd International Biology Olympiad in Lisbon/Portugal has been cancelled. A virtual subsequent event IBO 2021 Challenge is now scheduled from 18 July – 23 July 2021. Read the article below to know more about the IBO challenge 2021 exam schedule. IBO 2021 Challenge Dates The world’s largest International Biology …

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 …

IBO 2021 Syllabus

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Before going to the exam students must need to check the syllabus of IBO. The syllabus consists of complete details i.e. name of the chapter and the topics which come in the exam. The complete IBO Syllabus is given below under the table. Part I- Theoretical Part of IBO Name of The Chapter Name of The Topic Cell Biology Structure and Function …

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 …