Genes in Space

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:aerospace engineering, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Jan 13, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Apr 11, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

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Genes in Space is an innovation challenge for U.S.-based students in grades 7-12. We invite students to propose DNA analysis experiments that address problems faced by space travelers. The grand prize-winning experiment is flown to the International Space Station (ISS), where it is carried out by astronauts! In addition, a total of 25 awardees receive biotechnology toolkits for their schools or educational institutions.

 

Genes in Space is an ideas competition. To enter, students should submit our online application, which will ask them to explain their project idea, hypothesis, and research plan in roughly one page. There is no cost to enter, and contestants do not need to carry out any research or labwork prior to entry.

  1. Have you identified an interesting question? (20 points)
  2. Have you stated a clear and well-reasoned hypothesis? (20 points)
  3. Do you present a clear and actionable experimental plan? (15 points)
  4. Does your experimental design make sensible and creative use of the Genes in Space Toolkit? (15 points)
  5. Does your experiment require the unique conditions found aboard the ISS, and do you make a strong case for the benefits your work will bring to future generations of space travelers? (25 points)
  6. Does your proposal inspire enthusiasm for your selected topic? (5 points)
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: www.genesinspace.org

Managing Organization: Genes in Space

Contact:
Katy Martin
katy@minipcr.com
781-990-8727

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
U.S.-based students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate.

Registration Opens
Jan 13, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Apr 11, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

Genes in Space is an innovation challenge for U.S.-based students in grades 7-12. We invite students to propose DNA analysis experiments that address problems faced by space travelers. The grand prize-winning experiment is flown to the International Space Station (ISS), where it is carried out by astronauts! In addition, a total of 25 awardees receive biotechnology toolkits for their schools or educational institutions.

 

Process

Genes in Space is an ideas competition. To enter, students should submit our online application, which will ask them to explain their project idea, hypothesis, and research plan in roughly one page. There is no cost to enter, and contestants do not need to carry out any research or labwork prior to entry.

Criteria

  1. Have you identified an interesting question? (20 points)
  2. Have you stated a clear and well-reasoned hypothesis? (20 points)
  3. Do you present a clear and actionable experimental plan? (15 points)
  4. Does your experimental design make sensible and creative use of the Genes in Space Toolkit? (15 points)
  5. Does your experiment require the unique conditions found aboard the ISS, and do you make a strong case for the benefits your work will bring to future generations of space travelers? (25 points)
  6. Does your proposal inspire enthusiasm for your selected topic? (5 points)

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: www.genesinspace.org

Managing Organization: Genes in Space

Contact:
Katy Martin
katy@minipcr.com
781-990-8727

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
U.S.-based students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Jan 13, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Apr 11, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York