IBO Challenge 2020

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In light of the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, one of our options was to cancel IBO2020 and take no further actions. However, as an alternative plan, the IBO2020 Organizing Committee would like to introduce a remotely-conducted competition where we can still provide selected students with opportunities to showcase their abilities and encounter new aspects of biology. However, since we cannot …

INS Essay Contest Announcement

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The International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the Neuroethics Essay Contest in 2020. Now in its seventh year, the contest aims to promote interest in neuroethics among students and trainees around the world. Essays must be submitted by July 10. More information on requirements can be found at https://www.neuroethicssociety.org/essay-call. …

International Brain Bee 2020

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Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, the 2020 IBB World Championship has been postponed indefinitely. Please check the official website for additional updates.

Cancellation of the IBO 2020

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Official Statement from the IBO2020 Organizing Committee:Regarding the Status of the Event March 26th, 2020 The 31st International Biology Olympiad 2020 NagasakiOrganizing Committee2-1 Kitanomaru-koen, ChiyodaTokyo 102-0091 JAPAN Dear IBO Community:  Thank you for your support and patience through the uncertainty and challenges that COVID-19 has caused IBO2020. After a series of discussions following the official postponement of the Tokyo 2020 …

Brain Bee World Championship 2020

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The 2020 Brain Bee World Championship will be held in conjunction with the 2020 APA Conference in Washington D.C., USA. More information will be posted soon on the official website! International Competition Overview The Brain Bee World Championship is designed to be a high-level and friendly academic competition. The material draws from university and medical school course content and requires …

Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest

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Contest closes February 28, 2020 Held by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the essay submissions must be about how the applicant, their family, and their community is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Essays must be between 1,200 to 1,500 words long and include details on how the applicant has learned to cope with the condition’s impacts. Applicants must upload a transcript and …

Summer Research Programs in Neurosciences for school students

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Opportunities for High School Students Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (United States) Application closes March 2, 2020 The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) offers a summer research internship opportunity for students entering their junior or senior year of high school. Students that are invited to take part will receive pay, and will “participate in research projects alongside MPFI scientists, …

DNA Day essay competition 2020

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ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest Submissions Now Open Submissions for the American Society of Human Genetics’ 2020 DNA Day Essay Contest are now being accepted! Bring genetics into your classroom by building this contest into your teaching plans and encouraging your students to participate.  This year, they’re asking students about ancestry testing. 2020 Question Ancestry testing is a form of direct-to-consumer genetic …

STEM writing contest for students who are ages 13-19

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The New York Times Learning Network invites students to choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health that interests them, then write a 500-word explanation that will engage and enlighten readers. More information can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/learning/stem-writing-contest-explain-a-concept-in-a-clear-engaging-way.html

Opportunities for High School Students

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (United States) Application closes March 2, 2020 The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) offers a summer research internship opportunity for students entering their junior or senior year of high school. Students that are invited to take part will receive pay, and will “participate in research projects alongside MPFI scientists, prepare a written scientific abstract …

The Big Bang Competition

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Calling all students, teachers/educators and project providers… Online applications for the Big Bang Competition are open until 8 November: https://competition.thebigbangfair.co.uk/enter-the-competition/. The Competition is open to all 11-18-year-olds in full-time education or training in the UK, and we would like to encourage everyone to submit their science, technology, engineering and maths projects to be considered! Why enter? Empower young people to explore an area of interest and develop …

USABO Open exam 2014-2016 statistics

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Hello everyone, This week is a busy week for those taking USABO. To help you relieve stress, have a look at some statistics from USABO Open exams 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2014, 7766 students in total registered to the USABO contest in the U.S. 6194 took the test. The highest score is 43.75 (out of 50), and the mean …

European DNA Day Essay Contest 2016

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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 be sponsoring a DNA Day Essay contest in European high schools. Once again we will partner with the American …

ASHG 2016 DNA Day Essay Contest Now Open!

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National 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 year’s DNA Day is on Monday, April 25, 2016. Celebrate by participating in the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) the 11th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest! This contest is open to students in …

2015 ISEC Competition

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All high school students and international equivalents are invited to submit an essay about the recent effects and future promises of science in our society. Write about particular discoveries, events, or persons from science in current events or present a more general account of the changes and developments. Each essay must be accompanied by a statement of acknowledged validity by a teacher in the field …

What Can Your Genes Can Do?

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Are you in grades 9-12? Do you love to watch YouTube Videos? Or make your own? Then show the world what your genes can do!Just submit a 3-5 minute video describing any current application of genetics (such as ancestry testing, genetic testing for disease risk, production of biofuels, etc.) and explain how it works. This application should be realistic and …

DNA Day Essay Contest

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Check out this amazing opportunity! The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) invites you to participate in the 11th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest! The contest is open to students in grades 9-12. The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a …