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Harrisburg, Pa. – Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is challenging high school students to showcase innovative and original life science research projects by entering the Pennsylvania BioGENEius Challenge 2021.

Judges at local and regional level Science and Engineering fairs will review the projects of students in grades 9-12. Select students will be invited to compete in this year’s BioGENEius challenge, again hosted by Harrisburg University, set for April 26, 2021.

This year’s Pennsylvania BioGENEius Challenge, which will take place virtually, has expanded into three new challenge tracks, giving students more opportunities than ever to apply, earn recognition and win awards for their projects.

              This year’s tracks include:

The winner of the PA BioGENEius Challenge will be eligible to attend the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge June 10-11 and the 2021 Digital BIO International Conference, June 14-18. They also can compete for cash prizes totaling $20,000. 

The application portal will be open from 3/15/2021.

For more information, please visit this link.


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