North Carolina

In order to participate in the 2017 NC BioGENEius Challenge, students must compete at the state NC Student Academy of Sciences (NCSAS) competition. Regional competitions start in December of 2016. High school students will have to place either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in their category to qualify for the state competition, which will take place at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics on March 24, 2017. Students competing at the state NCSAS competition will be automatically considered for the NC BioGENEius Challenge.

Judges from around the state will score research in any one of the three areas: healthcare, sustainability, or environment. One finalist will be selected and will receive, along with his or her chaperone, an all-expense paid trip to compete at the International competition from June 18 to Jube 21, 2017 in San Diego. A travel stipend will be awarded to cover additional travel costs with proper receipts. There, he or she will compete at the International BioGENEius Challenge and present their work to industry innovators currently transforming the scientific landscape. For additional questions and information: please contact Dr. Kim Monahan at