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Biotechnology Design HS

Biotechnology Design HS

# Description

Participants conduct research on a contemporary biotechnology based on an annual theme, document their research, and create an effective interactive multimedia display to educate an elementary school audience. The information gathered may be student-performed research or a re-creation or simulation of research performed by the scientific community. If appropriate, a model or prototype depicting some aspect of the issue may be included. Semifinalists make a presentation and are interviewed.

# Theme

2023-2024 Theme: Microplastics have long been a concern for their effects on marine ecosystems, but recently, scientists have discovered their existence in Antarctic snow, on the tops of mountains, in the air, and even in our blood. Research one source of microplastics (i.e., clothing, vehicle tires, manufacturing, plastic degradation, etc.) and document their effects on organisms and the environment, as well as what is being done to mitigate these effects.

# Careers Associated

  • Bioinformatics Processor

  • Food Scientist

  • Microbiologist

  • Radiographer

  • Quality Control Analyst

# Oklahoma Eligibility

Entries are limited to two teams per chapter.

# Coordinators

The individuals listed below are familiar with the event and available to give guidance. Please email them if you have questions regarding this event.

Leah Stone

Event Coordinator

Alan Bell

Event Manager

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