HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

Canada needs to foster a strong science culture to remain in the forefront in this field."

Additional survey highlights

Of 350 ABC participants surveyed:

  • 62% were female, 38% males; average age: 19;
  • 76% had received at least one scholarship, bursary or other academic achievement or recognition (includes 85% of those attending university, 65% of CEGEP students, 53% of high school students, and 63% of those out of school);
  • 85% said ABC participation provided a positive understanding of Canada's biotech industry. Even among the 26% who said the ABC program did not directly help them select a field of study or career, 84% said it provided a positive understanding of the biotech industry;
  • Many of the 26% who said ABC participation was not helpful in choosing a study or career path reported their plans had been set prior to being involved.

    How ABC works

    Some 1,200 students across Canada have taken part in the challenge since 1994, a competitive process designed to introduce hundreds of students each year to the real world of biotechnology through projects of their own design.

    Each student (or team) works with a mentor for advice and access to equipment and supplies.

    Cash prizes (plus, in some cities, university scholarships or summer jobs) are awarded at regional competitions, which are supported by local companies, educational institutions, industry organizations and government agencies. More than 100 organizations are partners in this educational outreach initiative.

    Many regional events also feature lectures by leading local biotech researchers, science workshops for students and teachers, and biotech exhibits.

    Regional winners compete in an annual national challenge (with a prize pool of $16,000 in 2004), conducted for the past two years from Ottawa by teleconference with eminent national scient
    '"/>



  • Contact: Terry Collins
    terrycollins@rogers.com
    416-538-8712
    Canadian Biotechnology Education Resource Centre
    30-Sep-2004


    Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    Related biology news :

    1. Students build submarine to track Octopuses
    2. Student creating polymers to chaperon DNA across cell membrane
    3. SUCCESS 2002 Student Contest award ceremony
    4. UCR computer science graduate student wins ACM Student Research Competition Award
    5. Student knowledge of evolution deficient
    6. Student discovers well-preserved embryo in dinosaur egg
    7. Students learn mysteries of biological clocks at Howard Hughes Medical Institutes holiday lectures on December 4 and 5
    8. Purdue Students Win $4,500 For Vegetarian Gelatin Dessert
    9. Story Tips: Engineering Students Pursue Cutting-Edge Research
    10. Easy-To-Understand Book Written To Appeal To Students, Pet Owners
    11. Molecular Modeling Expands Chemistry Students Experiences

    Post Your Comments:
    (Date:2/5/2015)... Jan. 28, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... RedChip Global Online CEO Conference on January 29 th ... Gino Pereira , CEO of NXT-ID will present and ... the Wocket smart wallet and its full suite of ...
    (Date:2/5/2015)... 3, 2015 Despite a lack of ... such as consumer electronics, automotive, storage and telecommunication ... technology (SMT) screen printers. Innovations in electronics and ... push the adoption curve up. Meanwhile, sale volumes ... glue dispensers are indispensable in the production of ...
    (Date:1/22/2015)... FindBiometrics, the leading source of biometrics industry news, interviews and ... "When we launched FindBiometrics 12 years ago the ... founder and CEO of FindBiometrics. "Now it,s maturing very quickly. ... players on a very broad scale.  We are known for ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. to Discuss Company's Biometric Technologies at RedChip Online Conference January 29th 2CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. to Discuss Company's Biometric Technologies at RedChip Online Conference January 29th 3End-user Demand Spurs Global SMT Screen Printers and Glue Dispensers Market 2End-user Demand Spurs Global SMT Screen Printers and Glue Dispensers Market 3Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2
    (Date:2/27/2015)... , Feb. 27, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Global Market Report of Trypsin" report to their ... (CAS 9002-07-7) aims at providing comprehensive data on Trypsin globally ... , North America , ... pays close attention to Trypsin This report focuses ...
    (Date:2/27/2015)... Australia , Feb. 27, 2015 Bionomics ... from the DisrupTOR-1 trial of BNC105 in patients with ... in Orlando, Florida . The data ... of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in ... The new data identifies Ferritin and ...
    (Date:2/27/2015)... 2015 Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) announced ... with patients and health care advocates in the United ... Day®. Rare Disease Day is dedicated to elevating ... the special challenges faced by patients with rare diseases ... proud to stand alongside patients and caregivers representing the ...
    (Date:2/26/2015)... NEW YORK , Feb. 26, 2015 ... commenced Factual Stock Report coverage on MabVax Therapeutics ... Inc. (MBVX) is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused ... address unmet medical needs in the treatment of cancer. ... products based on the protective immune responses generated by ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:Global Market Report of Trypsin 2014-2018 2New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 2New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 3New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 4New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 5Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 2Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 3Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 4Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 5Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 6S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 2S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 3S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 4S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 5
    Cached News: