Student Bio Expo 2012

Unique, Award-Winning Program Showcases Innovative Life Science Projects

May 24th marks the 12th Student Bio Expo, the culminating event of an innovative year-long science education outreach program.  The Expo engages over 360 area high school students from 19 schools in real-world applications of new frontiers in biology and builds connections between students, teachers, and scientists!

Our Student Bio Expo provides the Seattle-area with one of its few competitive high school science fairs.  However, the Expo is not your usual science fair!  It differs from regular fairs in two main ways.  1)  Students develop projects with the assistance of a mentor scientist over the course of the school year.  2)  Students can enter life-science themed projects in categories as diverse as art, music, drama, writing, and traditional scientific research. By applying their own talents to their projects, students are motivated to see the connection between science and their own lives and interests.

This year, we are excited to announce that Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH, the State Health Officer for the Washington State Department of Health, will provide the keynote address.  Come join us to view the creative projects from this year’s participants.  Sample projects include: a music project on therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, an art project on Synesthesia, a lab research project comparing the genetics of hatchery and natural steelhead, a journalism project on “My family and Tay-Sachs,” and a collaborative project with Kenyan students on malaria.

WHEN:             Wednesday, May 24, 2012

WHERE:           Meydenbauer Conference Center, Bellevue, Washington

AGENDA:

8:15-8:45          Keynote

9:00-11:45        Student Presentations/Judging

12:30-1:00        Special Musical Performances

1:00-2:00          Awards Ceremony

About the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR): NWABR is a non-profit that promotes the understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct through education and dialogue. Our membership spans academic, industry, non-profit research institutes, health care, and voluntary health organizations. We serve and strengthen our research community, cultivate public understanding and trust in research, inspire students and support excellence in science teaching and foster dialogue about the key role of ethics in biomedical research.

Participating high schools: Ballard HS, Cleveland HS, Eastlake HS, Eastside Catholic HS, Glacier Peak HS, HM Jackson HS, Juanita HS, Kent-Meridian High School, Lynnwood HS, Marysville-Pilchuck HS, Monroe HS, Roosevelt HS, Royal HS, Shorecrest HS, Snohomish HS, The Attic Learning Community, West Seattle HS, W.F. West HS, Woodinville High School

Follow the Expo on twitter: #bioexpo12

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