By: Debbie | January 26 2012 | Category: Science Lite, Science News, Tidbits for Teachers
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) invites you to participate in the 7th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest! The contest is open to students in grades 9-12.|
The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions.
Essays are read and evaluated by several independent judges through three rounds of scoring.
1st Place Winner: $1,000 + teacher receives a $1,000 grant for laboratory genetics equipment.
2nd Place Winner: $600 + teacher receives a $600 grant for laboratory genetics equipment.
3rd Place Winner: $400 + teacher receives a $400 grant for laboratory genetics equipment.
Honorable Mention: 10 prizes of $100 each.
Visit the ASHG DNA Day Contest page see this year's question and to learn more about the submission process.
The National Institutes of Health Office of Science Education (OSE) will be following the events leading up to DNA Day. You can follow OSE on Facebook and Twitter to follow the latest science health and medical science news of interest to teachers and students.