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:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:


    (Date:4/11/2017)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , April 11, ... biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, today ... million contract by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity ... technologies for IARPA,s Thor program. "Innovation ... the onset and IARPA,s Thor program will allow ...
    (Date:4/11/2017)... MELBOURNE, Florida , April 11, 2017 ... "Company"), a security technology company, announces the appointment of independent ... John Bendheim to its Board of Directors, furthering the ... ... behalf of NXT-ID, we look forward to their guidance and ...
    (Date:4/5/2017)... -- Today HYPR Corp. , leading innovator in ... the HYPR platform is officially FIDO® Certified . ... that empowers biometric authentication across Fortune 500 enterprises and ... 15 million users across the financial services industry, however ... suites and physical access represent a growing portion of ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
    (Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... RURO, Inc., a ... of LimitLIS®, its rapidly growing Laboratory Information System. , LimitLIS® version 3 is ... integrity, and provide more customization options. Each of these has been “under the ...
    (Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 21, 2017 , ... Beaker, the industry’s pioneer ... the life sciences industry, today announces a strategic partnership with Alcami Corporation, a ... advantage of Beaker’s expertise in executive recruitment solutions, providing Alcami with access to ...
    (Date:6/22/2017)... ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2017 ... ... with global health leaders in designating infertility as a disease, bringing new hope ... last week at their 2017 annual meeting to back the World Health Organization’s ...
    (Date:6/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID, and ... update to the Limfinity® framework. , LimitLIS® and other RURO solutions based on ... customers among labs and other businesses. Limfinity® 6.5 adds new features and improvements ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:
    Cached News: