Tag Archives: BioGENEius

Turning the Tide on STEM Education

family_115x76

According to the US Department of Education, only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field. Even among students who do major in a STEM field, only about half go on to work in a related career. As an industry, we have a responsibility to not only prepare today’s students for careers in STEM fields but also to Read More >

Events  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

BioGENEius – From Student Participant to Judge

BioGENEius – From Student Participant to Judge

It’s been two years since I participated as a student in BioGENEius. Last year I presented my work at the White House Science Fair and now I am privileged to attend BioGENEius 2013 as a judge. BioGENEius 2013 is in Chicago this year and as a student at Northwestern University in nearby Evanston, I jumped at the chance to attend again. As I joined the judges and learned about their backgrounds, I felt honored to Read More >

Events  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , ,

Natalie Ng wins the International BioGENEius Challenge

Natalie Ng

Today, Cupertino Junior Natalie Ng won the International BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. Natalie’s research in breast cancer and biomarkers helped her stand out from the 13 other finalists from across the U.S., Canada and Australia competing for the Challenge’s top prize, a $7,500 cash award. The winner was named during the 2013 BIO International Convention’s keynote luncheon.  The International BioGENEius Challenges is one of Read More >

Events  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , ,

BioGENEius Challenge: The Very Real Students of BIO

BioGENEius

With the 2013 BioGENEius Challenge underway, we’ll soon find out who will be one of the new young leaders in the biotechnology industry. With younger generations growing increasingly civic minded and looking to affect their communities by finding first-rate solutions to food, climate and health challenges, the BioGENEius Challenge fosters the best, smartest and most skilled workers who aim to tackle these issues and pursue a career in biotechnology. The BioGENEius International Challenge is one of the Read More >

Events  |  1 Comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , ,

The BioGENEius Challenge is a Keystone Event at the BIO International Convention

BioGENEius

Part Two: A Look Forward Read part one of Robert’s story Enabling future biotechnology leaders The primary success of the BioGENEius Challenge is bringing biotechnology into the schools of our communities, engaging tens of thousands of students, teachers and parents in the scientific process. Equal opportunity to engage in the scientific process has been established through open access to tools and educational materials made available through this program. This is a fundamental principle of the Read More >

Events  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , ,