2018 USA Awards
10 Honorable Mentions
For teams whose proposals display remarkable scientific rigor and creativity
5 Junior Scientist Awards
For middle school students in grades 7-8
5 Constellation Awards
For the school with the highest number of submissions from each of the five US regions
5 Genes in Space Finalists
Receive mentoring from scientists from Harvard and MIT
Travel award to attend the International Space Station Research and Development Conference
Present proposals to a Genes in Space judges for a chance to win
1 Genes in Space National Winner
Attend Space Biology Camp to prepare experiment for space travel
Travel to Kennedy Space Center to see the launch
Launch your DNA experiment to space!
All awardees will receive a miniPCR DNA Discovery System™ for their schools or educational institutions. This is the same DNA analysis technology aboard the ISS!