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 …

Biology Bowl

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The Original Species (TOS) is hosting the Biology Bowl on August 8th via Zoom. This competition will be a 32 round, double elimination, Quiz Bowl-styled competition modeled after the National Science Bowl and includes a $50 USD prize for the champion team. The competition will only test Biology topics and will range in difficulty from AP-level to USABO-level based off …

International Medicine Olympiad

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IMDO, the International Medicine Olympiad, is an international biology competition that strives to bring together the best high school biology students from around the world for a friendly but intense competition in the spirit of the Olympic Games. IMDO tests competitors’ knowledge in medicine-related fields of biology, namely molecular and cell biology and human physiology, as well as human disease. …

Neuroethics Essay Contest 2020

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The Neuroethics Essay Contest aims to promote interest in neuroethics among students and trainees early in their academic careers. The contest is held annually and is open to any student in high school or secondary school, any post-secondary student, and any postdoctoral fellow or similar early-career trainee. The contest is organized by the members of the INS Student/Postdoc Committee and leadership from the International Youth …

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

AASM High School Video Contest

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Teens in the U.S. can enter the annual AASM High School Video Contest to compete for a cash prize and raise awareness about the importance of sleep. Submit an original video up to 2 minutes in length that motivates teens to make sleep one of their top health priorities. Along with a balanced diet and regular exercise, sleep is one …

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 …

What’s new in the 2020 USABO?

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Welcome to the 2020 USABO competition! The 2020 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. USABO has a name change in 2020The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) officially will be  known as the USA Biolympiad (USABO). Team USA officially be known as the USA Biolympiad Team. …

Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts: Comparison of the 6th and 5th Editions

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Are you considering buying Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts? Which edition should you go for: 5th edition or 6th edition? Let’s compare them! 5th edition 6th edition Publication Date: November 18, 2014 November 16, 2007 ISBN-10: 0815344325 0815341059 ISBN-13: 9780815344322 9780815341055 Price on Amazon $84.37 $165.48 So what’s new in 6th edition of Albert’s Molecular Biology of the …

Best Coursera courses for the Brain Bee

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Many students are looking for different resources to help them prepare for the Brain Bee, an international prestigious competition about neurosciences. There is a ton of resources out there but what can really help you prepare for the competition? Well, we selected the best courses delivered by Coursera which are related to neuroscience. Check the list below! Medical Neuroscience Medical …

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 …

International Brain Bee 2019 winners announced

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Student from China takes victory in 2019 International Brain Bee World Championship Seventeen-year-old Yidou Weng, representing China, placed first in the 2019 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship, a neuroscience competition for teenagers. This year, a record twenty-eight national/regional champions from all six continents traveled to Daegu, Korea, to compete in the IBB World Championship, which took place in Asia …