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Essay Contest: Biomedical Breakthroughs, (Grades 7 & 8)

CONTEST_07Entry deadline: December 9, 2009

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research essay contest Biomedical Breathroughs and My Lifeis being held for 7th and 8th grade students in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho, whether entering as part of a class or individually.

Student contestants should  focus their essays on how research has impacted, or has the potential to impact, someone they personally know. This could include describing the development of veterinary treatments (pets), or the process by which commonly used drugs are developed. Entries should address the importance of biomedical research and how animal models and/or human clinical trials contribute to medical breakthroughs.

Awards: Cash awards are given for regional winners. Awards Day regional facility tours will be contingent upon the receipt of a minimum number of qualified entries in the region. Awards are also given in an ‘English as a Second Language/English Language Learners’ category for students with five years or less of English learning.

Guidelines for 2010 Contest (word) (pdf)

Intent to Participate Form: Teachers (and students participating independently of a class), please register your intent to participate using our online form by Dec. 9, 2009.

Judge Sign-Up: Judges are needed for the 2010 Contest! Sign up now on our online Judge Sign-Up Form. Thank you!

About the Contest: How does biomedical research impact you? Have you (or has someone in your family) benefited from vaccinations, pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, surgery, or transplants? How does biomedical research affect the health of your dog, cat, or other pet? How might biomedical research touch your life in the future?

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