Middle School Essays Ready for Judging!

Our thanks to over 110 researchers and community members that are signed up to judge more than 700 middle school essays in NWABR’s “Biomedical Breakthroughs and My Life” essay contest.

The contest provides an opportunity for 7th and 8th grade students to relate biomedical research to their family or pets. Students research the process of developing new medications, vaccines and medical devices and explore how studies with animals or humans are part of the research process.

Entries are coming from 32 schools in Washington, Oregon and Montana. Judges from 13 states will participate in two rounds of judging to select the winning essays.  Winning students, their teachers and parents will attend an Awards Day on May 4th, hosted by Institute for Systems Biology.

Our thanks to Knossos Foundation for the funding that made the contest possible. More information about the contest and previous winners can be found at http://www.nwabr.org/students/essay-contest.

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