Each educational module should demonstrate fundamental biomaterials concepts, with scientific principles that are understandable to a middle school audience and designed for a 45 minute class period.
The goals of this competition are to:
· improve widespread understanding of biomaterials-related science and careers in the middle school population;
· to encourage SFB student chapters to participate in K-8 outreach efforts;
· to reward the communication skills and creativity of the next generation of biomaterials researchers and educators.
To participate in the Biomaterials Education Challenge, submit an abstract that addresses the following items:
· Statement of purpose including target age group and group size
· Description of activity methods including materials and budget
· Assessment method and results
Finalists will be selected based on the submitted abstracts to present a poster to the panel of judges for this competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams.
Awardees will be required to submit module write-ups for their activities that will be hosted on the SFB website.