Monday, 25 February 2013

Stem cell essay contest for students

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) announced today an essay contest, on the topic of stem cells, for high school students. Contestants will have a chance to win cash awards and to volunteer in a stem cell research lab during the summer.

Students who want to participate must submit an essay on any of the three following topics:

"Discuss the ethical and social issues involved with the use of embryonic stem cells"

"Discuss the recent successes of the use of stem cells in therapy for human diseases"

"Discuss the challenges of making stem cell therapies more viable for human use"


The three winning essays will be chosen by a committee which will value content over length. However, the essays are expected to be long enough to address their topic adequately. Essays may include periodicals, textbooks and websites, but not Wikipedia.

Additionally, all students (contestants or not), parents and teachers are invited to a 5 to 7 p.m. program named “Introduction to the World of Stem Cells”, held at the CSMC to learn more about stem cells. The winners will be announced sometime during the program and the cash awards will range from $200 to $500.

For further questions and/or essay submission please contact Samantha Phu, academic program coordinator for the Department of Neurosurgery, here or call (310) 423-9522. (Deadline for submission: March 1)


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