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DNA Day Essay Contest

April 25, 2018

Free

National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. Next year’s DNA Day will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. We encouraged teachers and students around the world to celebrate by participating in the American Society of Human Genetics’ (ASHG) 13th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest!

This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to be well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. They are evaluated by ASHG members through three rounds of scoring. For more information and to register, please visit the website.

1st Place Winner:
$1,000 for student
$1,000 genetics materials grant

2nd Place Winner:
$600 for student
$600 genetics materials grant

3rd Place Winner:
$400 for student
$400 genetics materials grant

Honorable Mention:
10 student prizes of $100 each

 

Details

Date:
April 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml