Teen Biotech challenge

......a science competition for Northern california teens

About the Teen Biotech Challenge (TBC)


TBC is a science challenge that encourages high school students to demonstrate their understanding of biotechnology's impact on our world. Participating students will develop research and presentation skills, and most importantly, have fun learning about new technologies!

Biotechnology is a part of our daily lives. From agriculture to medicine, biofuels to bioremediation, the products developed using advanced biological techniqes span a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Through the Teen Biotech Challenge, we hope to promote awareness and understanding of the many ways that biotechnology positively impacts our society. Today's teens will be tomorrow's voting population and workforce. There are exciting prospects ahead, both for students interested in biotech careers and for all people interested in living high quality lives.

The Challenge

1. Students begin by choosing a biotech topic within one of six designated Focus Areas: Agricultural Biotechnology & Food Science; Computational Biology & Genomics; Drug Discovery & Biomanufacturing; Environmental Biotechnology & Planetary Health; Molecular Tools; and, Regenerative Medicine & Biomedical Engineering. 
2. Using their own research, students will develop webpages that illustrate the chosen technology's impact on society.
3. Webpage entries will be judged for adherence to contest directions, quality of information, web design, and overall presentation.
4. In each Focus Area, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention winners will be chosen. A Grand Prize winner will be selected from the 1st place winners. Winning entries will be recognized at the annual TBC Awards Reception & Symposium held at UC Davis.