This page outlines the requirements for team structure and project deliverables.
- Team: Team registration is $265. This is due before April 30th in order to reserve a team presentation slot at the Jamboree.
- Individual: The nonrefundable Jamboree registration fee is $195 per person (not including hotel lodging), due September 25th.
- Where does my fee go? Registration fees cover program expenses including renting the venue, A/V, catering, photographer, t-shirts, award certificates, transportation, and website development.
- 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.
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.
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
- Website documenting the project goals, data, and results