Student Discovery Zone 2020 Challenge Videos

Arizona Bioscience Week Student Discovery Zone Goes Virtual!

Since it began in 2011, the Student Discovery Zone at the AZBio Awards has showcased the work of over 900 Arizona students. In 2020, we have developed a unique video based challenge format so that we can continue the tradition in the safest way possible.

New for 2020! 

Student Discovery Zone Challenge Scholarship Prizes:

High School Students: First Place ($1,000), Second Place ($500), Third Place ($250)

University Students:    First Place ($1,000), Second Place ($500), Third Place ($250)

IN THE CASE OF A TIE WITHIN A CATEGORY, SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE SHARED PROPORTIONALLY BY STUDENT WINNERS.

Video Submission Deadline Extended to FRIDAY, September 11, 2020

Help Our Students Win a Scholarship

Scroll down to watch and vote for your favorite videos. (Voting is open Sept. 13 - 19, 2020)

How to submit a student entry.

  • All entrants MUST complete the application above to be eligible for scholarship prizes.
  • Once you have applied, you may submit your video.
    • If your 2-minute video is already on YouTube or  Vimeo, you can submit it using your video link in the form below. 
    • ALL SELF-SUBMITTED VIDEOS WILL BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY AZBIO PRIOR TO APPEARING ON THE COMPETITION PAGE. 
    • If your video is NOT on YouTube or Vimeo, contact AZBio at 480-779-8101 or advancingbio@azbio.org and we will provide you with a link so you can upload your video to our server for this contest.

STUDENTS: BY PROVIDING YOUR VIDEO, YOU ARE CONFIRMING THAT AGREE TO THE CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Student Discovery Zone 2020 Scholarship Challenge

Student Contestants

Navigation Tips:

  1.  Toggle Buttons to the far right on the blue bar will allow you to toggle between the List and Grid view.
  2. To learn more about a student protect, click on the Student Name associated with the video.
  3. Videos are displayed with the most recent videos at the top.  Use the SORT drop down for other views.
Contest Ended
Total votes for the Contest "2020 Student Discovery Zone Challenge" : 53484

The 2020 Student Discovery Zone Challenge Competition

RULES AND GUIDELINES

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  1. Full-time Students attending an Arizona High School or University are eligible to participate.  2020 graduates who are continuing their education in Arizona or at another  university in the United States are also welcome. 
  2. Projects must have a biotechnology and/or medical technology application. 
  3. In the case of Students under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must email AdvancingBio@AZBio.org confirming that the student is authorized to participates AND that both the parent and the student agree to these Rules and Guidelines.

ETHICS STATEMENT 

The Student Discovery Zone Challenge Competition  has adopted the Intel ISEF ethics statement which is stated below to which each student must adhere. Students found in non-compliance with these principles will be automatically disqualified.

“Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or competition. Such practices include plagiarism, forgery, use or presentation of other researcher’s work as one’s own and fabrication of data. Fraudulent projects will fail to qualify for competition in affiliated fairs or the” BioGENEius Challenge.1

1. Society for Science and the Public. "International Rules for Precollege Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs." International Science and Engineering Fair Rules for All Projects. Ed. ISEF SRC. Science for Science and the Public. 29 Jan 2015 https://student.societyforscience.org/rules-all-projects.

How the Student Discovery Zone Challenge Competition Works

  1. Students must apply to participate no later than September 11, 2020 using the application button above.
  2. Project Guidelines:
    1. A project is deemed relevant if its content relates to the various applications of biotechnology such as health care, agriculture and forestry, food processing, mining and the environment, and forensics; and it applies the knowledge and techniques of the current courses at school and/or other scientific studies such as biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology and biotechnology.
    2. The project must include scientific experiments that recognize and control all significant variables and demonstrate excellent collection, analysis and presentation of data.
    3. The project should not involve the use of any dangerous chemicals or biohazardous materials, except under the direct supervision of qualified personnel with appropriate permission and consent forms completed and on file with the student's educational institution.
  3. Students shall prepare a video in  MP4  video format describing their project that is no more than 2 minutes in length and upload the video to the video drop box that will be provided to the student after their application has been accepted.   All videos must be uploaded no later than September 11, 2020. Each video should begin with a short statement describing what you researched and WHY it matters. 
  4. AZBio will post all videos at www.YouTube.com/AZBio1 and embed them on the Student Discovery Zone Challenge page at AZBio.org prior to Arizona Bioscience Week begins on September 13, 2020.  Videos will be separated into High School and University sections and posted in a first received/first posted order.
  5. During Arizona Bioscience Week (September 13 - 19, 2020), the public will be encouraged to view the videos and vote for them on the Student Discovery Zone Challenge web page.  Scholarship prizes will be awarded based on the number of votes.   Winners will be notified the week of September 21, 2020.
  6. Photographs and recordings: In consideration for the opportunity to compete in the Student Discovery Zone Challenge Competition, you grant the Arizona Bioindustry Association, Inc. (AZBio) permission to use your likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration. AZBio is authorized to to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. 

REMINDER:

Student Videos must be submitted to AZBio  in a MP4 format no later than September 11, 2020 to qualify for the competition. 

Have a question?   Email  AdvancingBio@AZBio.org  or call  (480) 779-8101 for assistance.