Requirements

This page outlines the requirements for team structure and project deliverables.

Registration fees

  • Team: Team registration is $255. This is due before April 30th in order to reserve a team presentation slot at the Jamboree.
  • Individual: The nonrefundable Jamboree registration fee is $185 per person (not including hotel lodging), due September 25th.
  • Where does my fee go? Registration fees cover many expenses including renting the venue, A/V, catering, photographer, t-shirts, award certificates, transportation, and website development.

Team structure

  • 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 should have a maximum of 8 students per team. We request that you only register one team 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.

Project Timeline

This is a 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.

Project Deliverables

Below is the set of deliverables that each team should produce in time the posted judging deadlines.

All teams must complete

  • 10 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

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