The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports American industry dedicated to protecting human health through the testing, manufacturing and marketing of biomedical products. As scientific innovation of biomedical products begins at the lab bench, the Chamber has partnered with the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal government agency with the mission of promoting and encouraging new discoveries.
The mission of this partnership is to present the Second Annual Life Sciences Awards to recognize, through four monetary awards, one adult scientist or researcher; one current secondary school educator; and two current secondary school students who are judged to exemplify excellence in life sciences.
The $25,000 Chairmen’s Distinguished Life Sciences Award will be presented to a scientist or researcher who is making or has recently made a significant and positive contribution toward the development of a “cutting edge” innovation in the field of life sciences. The Chairmen’s Award will provide incentive for continuing the research.
The $10,000 Life Sciences Educator Award will be presented to a current secondary school educator, with at least five years of teaching experience, who demonstrates an ongoing teaching strategy that evidences proficiency in instructing students in the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and/or Chemistry courses.
The $5,000 Biology Student Award will be presented to a current secondary school student who is making or has recently made a significant and positive contribution related to the study of biology.
The $5,000 Chemistry Student Award will be presented to a current secondary school student who is making or has recently made a significant and positive contribution related to promoting the study of chemistry.
All nominations are accepted online at: www.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org. Please visit this website for information on the competition rules and regulations. The deadline for 2009 Nominations is January 12, 2009. Any questions related to the competition may be directed to Judi Shellenberger, Executive Director of the Foundation via e-mail or by phone: (315) 258-0090.