The BioGENEius Challenge is the premier science competition for high school students, recognizing outstanding research in biotechnology first locally, then nationally, and finally, internationally. It is hosted by The Biotechnology Institute, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Delaware BioGENEius Challenge is coordinated by the Delaware Biotechnology Institute. Local Delaware students in grades 9 through 12 can compete in the Delaware BioGENEius Challenge, which is held in conjunction with three local science fairs – the New Castle County Science Expo, the Kent County Science Fair, and the Sussex County Science Fair. Winners of the Delaware Challenge receive a travel award to compete as a finalist in the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge with students from around the country. Winners from the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge will compete in the International BioGENEius Challenge during the same weekend for cash prizes. To participate in the Delaware BioGENEius Challenge, you must be conducting biotechnology* research and must register for one of the three county fairs in Delaware (see details below). A student must also register with The Biotechnology Institute, which can be done here. Winners of the Delaware BioGENEius Challenge will compete in the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge, which will be held at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) Annual International Convention in June 2023. Details around this event are developing. Please check back here later for updated information.
*Biotechnology is the use of the knowledge of biological systems to produce goods and services, including but not limited to, agriculture, human health, & the environment.
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The Delaware Tech New Castle County Science Fair
Judging Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Delaware Technical Community College – Stanton Campus (Virtual)
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Sussex County Science Fair
Judging Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Delaware Technical Community College – Owens Campus (Virtual or In-Person TBD)
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