February 2nd, 2016

Announcing the Constellation Award

We are excited to announce a new award for the Genes in Space competition.  The Constellation Award celebrates your school’s collective enthusiasm for DNA and Space. Five US Schools (one in each major geographic region) with the highest number of early submissions will receive a complete biotech toolkit: the miniPCR DNA Discovery System™. Yes — the same DNA analysis technology soon to fly to the Space Station!

Show your passion for science by submitting early (by March 20th, 11:59pm PDT) and make your school eligible for this special award. Details below.


Selection Criteria:

All US submissions received by 11:59pm PDT on March 20th 2016, will automatically be entered to win the Constellation Award. The Constellation Award will be given to one school with highest number of submissions in each of these 5 US regions – Northeast, Southwest, West, Southeast, and Midwest.  Competing for the Constellation Award is in addition to other GiS awards and does not affect chances to win Genes in Space.

Note: Genes in Space US submissions will remain open until April 20th, 2016