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Competitive Biology Competitions for High Schoolers?

Hello, I'm really passionate about biology and I'm looking for some competitive biology competitions that I can participate in as a high school student. Any suggestions on prestigious or well-known bio competitions that I can join during my high school years? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! It's terrific that you're passionate about biology and interested in participating in competitions during high school. There are several prestigious and well-recognized biology competitions you can consider. Here are a few:

1. USA Biology Olympiad (USABO): The USABO is a premier biology competition for high school students in the United States. Participants go through a series of tests and training camps to ultimately represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).

2. International Biology Olympiad (IBO): Although you can't directly participate in the IBO, earning a spot on the USA team by competing in the USABO will qualify you for this prestigious international-level competition.

3. BioGENEius Challenge: This competition is specifically for biotechnology-related projects. Students submit original research projects in areas such as biomedicine, agriculture, and environmental science. Finalists present their work at the BIO International Convention.

4. Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology: Although not strictly focused on biology, this competition allows high school students to present their independent research in math, science, and technology (including biology). Students can compete individually or as part of a team.

5. Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS): Similar to the Siemens Competition, the Regeneron STS is an opportunity for high school students to showcase their independent research in various scientific fields, including biology. This competition is well-known and prestigious, with substantial monetary awards for top winners.

These are just a few options for biology competitions. Depending on where you live, you might also find local or regional contests to participate in. If you're looking for a more comprehensive list of options, which may also have some closer to you, you can check out CollegeVine's blog post on science research competitions for high schoolers: https://blog.collegevine.com/10-science-research-competitions-for-high-schoolers.

It's essential to actively engage in these competitions to not only showcase your passion for biology, but also gain valuable skills and connections. Good luck finding the right one to enter, and with the competition itself!

7 months ago

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