An original independent science research competition. The BioGENEius Challenge is the most prestigious high school science competition in the world for original research in biotechnology. Drawn from state and regional science competitions across the more than thirty State and International partners, top finalists representing the upper 5% of applicants showcase their research at the BIO International Convention to some 16,000 attendees and a panel of judges comprised of industry and academic subject matter experts.
The 2023 Georgia BioGENEius Challenge will take place on Friday, March 31, 2023 during the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF). The GA BioGENEius judges select 1 winner and 1 alternate for the competition.
The judging process will require your attendance at GSEF on Friday, March 31, 2023 at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. We will be judging applicants in front of their posters ‘on the floor’ at GSEF.
Winners are announced Saturday afternoon, April 1, at the GSEF Awards event.
One (1) state finalist will be selected during the competition, and winner and alternate of the local BioGENEius Challenge will be notified the next day and announced in a press release. The winner of the Georgia competition will receive a travel award (hotel, airfare, petty cash) to compete as a finalist in the International BioGENEius Challenge with students from around the country at the BIO International Convention. You will have a chance to compete for cash prizes totaling $20,000.
Projects for consideration for the Global Healthcare Challenge focus on the intended or anticipated outcomes of novel work in healthcare-related sciences, not the process or processes used to achieve them. Example projects could include but are not limited to:
Basic and translational systems knowledge (mapping genome elements, new molecular pathways, cell-cell interactions, etc.); druggable targets; novel proteins or small molecule therapeutics, vaccines: drug delivery; bioproduction of therapeutics/vaccines; nanobiotechnologies; medical devices; diagnostics; data analytics (AI/computational bioinformatics modeling/convoluted neural networks/health data IT application) all must be related to human health.
Projects for consideration for the Global Sustainability Challenge focus on the intended or anticipated outcomes of agricultural applications’ work, not the process or processes used to achieve them. Example projects could include but are not limited to:
Genetic or other manipulations to crop plants to allow for optimal growth under adverse conditions (temperature, soil depletion, drought, insects, etc.); beneficial symbiotic relationships to enhance yield; soil improvements; disease control; value-added foods for human and animal benefit; improvements in animal health and reproduction; food security; data analytics (AI/computational bioinformatics modeling/convoluted neural networks all related to agricultural biotechnology.
Projects for consideration for the Global Environment Challenge focus on the intended or anticipated outcomes of the work impacting industrial and environmental issues, not the process or processes used to achieve them. Example projects could include (but are not limited to):
Bio-based degradable materials; bioremediation and other waste reduction/conversion efficiencies; marine-based products (not human health-related); new or improved biofuels production; biological processes for materials production (resource or waste conservation); reducing toxic emissions and greenhouse gases; data analytics (AI/computational bioinformatics modeling/convoluted neural networks all related to industrial and environmental biotechnology.
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