Raymond C. Kubacki Keynotes USA Biolympiad Finals Opening Ceremony

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Raymond C. Kubacki Keynotes USA Biolympiad Finals Opening Ceremony

McLean, VA (July 9, 2020) – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) was pleased to have remarks from Mr. Raymond C. Kubacki, Chairman & CEO of Psychemedics Corporation, at the Opening Ceremony for 18th Annual USA Biolympiad (USABO) National Finals on July 7. Mr. Kubacki is a CEE Trustee. The Psychemedics Corporation is the pioneer and global leader of testing for drugs of abuse using hair analysis.

The 2020 USABO is being conducted virtually. Twenty finalists compete July 7 to July 17 virtually for 10 days of biology instruction inclusive of laboratory training and conceptual understanding followed by two days of testing. Ultimately, four students will be competitively chosen to represent the USA in the IBO Challenge 2020 (a substitute for the 31st IBO Nagasaki, Japan) in August.

Approximately 10,000 talented students from across the country registered for the USABO. Nearly 500 U.S. high schools registered for the 2020 USABO. Nearly 600 were selected as semi-finalists. The 20 National Finalists were selected following completion of online 90-minute, 100 multiple choice exam.

“For high school USABO finalists to experience this level of research excellence is really an exceptional opportunity,” said Kathy Frame, USABO Advisor & Consultant.

The USABO mission concentrates on stimulating young scholars’ intellectual curiosity and developing their critical thinking in laboratory skills and biological reasoning to propel them to careers of excellence and leadership in science and technology.

The full list of 20 students participating in the 2020 USA Biolympiad National Finals is here.

About the Center for Excellence in Education 
CEE was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biolympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). Visit CEE’s web site, https://www.cee.org/

About USA Biolympiad
The mission of the USABO is to encourage excellence in biology education throughout the United States and to challenge students and their teachers to reach the gold standard in biology. As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States since it began in 2002, the USA Biolympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness. Visit https://www.usabo-trc.org.





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