Make Your Mark – San Diego (Oct 1 – Nov 5)

San Diego is the home of many life science organizations (including Assay Depot!) and one of the first sites for our Make Your Mark. The idea is for students to work with science teachers or science mentors to create a brief proposal in any science area. Winning proposals receive $500 cash to fund the project. Multiple awards will be made. Students are encouraged to work with teachers and mentors to create a unique and creative proposal to submit online. Participants are invited to create proposals within any science category (biology, chemistry, physics), as well as bio-art. Teachers are also allowed to submit proposals that help engage their science classes and demonstrate the fun of science. The competition requires only a one page written proposal or video submission. The deadline is Nov 5 2012.

Who is Eligible? Science classes, students, or science teams from any San Diego, CA school district high school. Each proposal must be supported by a science teacher or other science mentor.

How to Apply? Submit your proposal online at

What is the Prize? $500 to fund your proposal.

When is the Application Deadline? The competition opens Oct 1 and closes on Nov 5. Awards are made by Dec 1, 2012.

Where is the Research Done? The project can be carried out in Science class, in the field or at one of a growing number of community DIY-Biology labs.

Other Requirements? Within 3 months of receiving award, winners must submit a summary report in the form of a video, slide presentation or write-up.

Questions? Please contact Timothy Chen at