Illinois Top Students Compete in BioGENEius Competition at the 2017 iBIO IndEx
For the third year in a row the iBIO IndEx will host the BioGENEius High School Science Challenge. The BioGENEius Challenge is the most prestigious high school science competition in the world for original research in biotechnology.
Twenty-three Illinois high school students will display their projects and present their research to our judges during the iBIO IndEx. The winner of the Illinois BioGENEius competition will be announced and the IndEx and receive an all-expense-paid trip to the international competition, which will be held at the BIO Convention 2017 in San Diego, CA. The BioGENEius Challenge provides students the unique opportunity of attending the iBIO IndEx, allowing them to gain valuable insights from biotech leaders, leading companies, scientists, and innovators currently transforming the scientific landscape.
The student competitors are evaluated on the quality of their research in biomedical, agricultural, and industrial/environmental biotechnology. Students are assessed on their presentations and ability to handle questions regarding their research and general scientific knowledge. Moreover, each student’s research is judged on the potential commercial and practical applications of their project. The BioGENEius Competition in Illinois is managed by the iBIO Institute’s EDUCATE Center.
Last year Illinois’ winner, Julie Cronin from Oak Park and River Forest High School, went on to win the BioGENEius Global Environmental Award.
If you are attending the IndEx, make sure you check out the BioGENEius students and projects on display by the registration table. If you are not attending the IndEx, register now!