This page outlines the requirements for team structure and project deliverables.
Mentoring: Each team must have at least one faculty advisor. We also recommend having at least one graduate student or postdoc mentor available to work closely with students during the summer.
Size: Teams can be any size, and institutions may field any number of teams. We recommend one team of up to 10 students per institution.
Scope: Project planning is entirely up to the team. Given time constraints for presenting the work, we recommend that each team focus on a single project.
Composition: Teams should consist primarily of undergraduate students (studying towards a bachelor's degree, or graduating this year) at an accredited college or university. High school students are welcome. Graduate students and postdocs should serve as mentors.
This is an rough suggestion for how a BIOMOD team might organize their project. Please also note the important deadlines on this page.
January–March: Team organizers should recruit team members: post flyers and email announcements, interview interested students, and send notifications early while everyone is still finalizing their summer plans.
April–May: Register your team. Students should begin independent background reading to start learning about topics that may interest them. Organize brainstorming meetings to determine project topic.
June–August: Do the project! Also, start planning the YouTube video as early as possible. Book travel arrangements and apply for Visas if necessary
September–October: Complete project wiki, video, and presentation. Register for Jamboree.
Below is the set of deliverables that each team should produce in time the posted judging deadlines.
All teams must complete
12 minute talk to be presented by student(s) at the Jamboree
~3 minute youtube video summarizing the project
wiki page documenting the project goals, data, and results