Juniors and Seniors! Young Epidemiology Scholars – The YES Competition – Deadline Feb. 1, 2011

Competition is the nation’s leading health competition for high school students to inspire high school students to think like epidemiologists and address real world public health problems in populations.  Each year 60 regional finalists are invited to compete in the YES event in Washington D.C., in April, where they present their research to judges including leading epidemiologist and educators.

The project……

Pose a question about a health problem that concerns a population.  Gather or find data related to the question, analyze the data, present the results and suggest ways to improve the problem.  Research papers should be no more than 30 pages.

120 scholarships ranging from $1000 to $50000 are awarded annually.  Deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2011 at 9 a.m. EST.

For more information or to download the guide, go to:  www.colegeboard.com/yes.