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USM Abromson Community Education Center

88 Bedford Street

Portland, ME 04101

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What's BioME Student Showcase?
Come meet your future workforce at the BioME Student Showcase! Learn about Maine high school and college students' bioscience research projects with a potential of commercialization. This fun and creative competition offers plenty of valuable networking with scientists, researchers, biotech professionals, academia and entrepreneurial resources' representatives in Maine. Students will show off their passion for life science and present their research for a chance to win attractive cash and academic prizes. Coffee, lunch and refreshments will be served during the event.

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The goal of this event is to support innovation and commercialization of student ideas in Maine and connect current students with potential future employers and entrepreneurial resources in the state. The 2019 BioME Student Showcase will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 9:30am-2pm at USM’s Hannaford Hall in Portland, ME.

Who should attend
Bioscience professionals, scientists, researchers, recruiters, colleges and academic institutions, high school and college students (both competitors and audience), teachers, mentors, parents, start up and entrepreneurial resource institutions, service institutions interested in biotech, economic development professionals, bioscience and education enthusiasts.

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BioME Student Showcase features TWO competition categories: (1) high school students (grades 9-12) and (2) college students(undergraduate and graduate). Students must be enrolled in Maine educational institutions to participate. Judges for the BioME Student Showcase include Maine scientists, entrepreneurs, academia and start-up/commercialization experts.

Additionally, we are proud to partner with The Biotechnology Institute to organize the local Maine BioGENEius Challenge at the BioME Student Showace. The winner of Maine BioGENEius Challenge will represent Maine at the BioGENEius finals during BIO International Convention in Philadelphia in June!

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9:30-10 Registration
10-11 Maine BioGENEius Challenge (High School Poster Competition)
11:15-12:15 Fast Pitch Competition (College Students)
12:15-1:15 Lunch & Networking
1:15-2 Winners Announcement & Awards Presentation

More details and information for students is available on our website.

Thank you MTI for sponsoring this event!

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