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The Pennsylvania BioGENEius Challenge 2022, hosted by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Biotechnology program, will take place in VIRTUAL style on May 18, 2022. The BioGENEius Challenge is one of the most established science competitions open to high school students to display innovative and original science research projects in Biotechnology/life sciences/sciences.

 Visit to apply to the PA BioGENEius 2022 competition no later than May 5, 2022. The finalists will be informed by May 13th with information about the virtual event link and the interview schedules.

The winner of the PA State Level BioGENEius competition 2022 will be eligible to attend both the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge and the BIO International Convention in Boston MA from 13-16 June 2022. The winner will have a chance to compete for cash prizes totaling $20,000.

Dr. Leena Pattarkine, who leads all Biotechnology programs at Harrisburg University, oversees the event at Harrisburg University. For more information about the BioGENEius Challenge, email her at


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