Thursday, September 17, 2009

DNA Contest for Students

The American Society of Human Genetics is sponsoring a contest for students with some pretty cool prizes. From their website:

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) invites you to participate in the 5th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest! It is only open to 9th – 12th grade students this year.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM EST

The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions.

Essays are read and scored by at least two independent judges. A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner are chosen for each question.

1st Place Winner:$400 + teacher receives a $2,000 grant for laboratory genetics equipment.
2nd Place Winner:$250
3rd Place Winner:$150

It looks like a pretty cool contest with some great prizes.

They have other education resources available also. Check them out HERE.


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