by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) solicits the participation of students in its Lab Week Instrument Model Contest.
Participants are required to create a model of a lab instrument and submit a two-minute video explaining the purpose and use of the instrument and outlining the materials used in the process. The instrument can be either a microscope, a spectrophotometer, a scale, a vortex, an incubator, a centrifuge, a water bath, or a biosafety cabinet.
The contest has four categories: Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2, Grade 3 to Grade 6 and Secondary School- 1st to 5th Form.
Interested individuals should register for the Ross University Lab Week Instrument Contest by Jan 31, 2023. The registration link is available on the Ross University’s Facebook page. The submission date for the project is March 20, 2023.
Non-Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each entry category. First place will receive an award in the value of US $250, whilst 2nd and 3rd place will receive an award in the value of US $150 and US $100, respectively.
According to the University, non-cash prizes will also be awarded to the highest-scoring models in the Creative and Sustainable judging categories. The individuals who receive the Most Realistic Award and the Most Sustainable Award will receive a prize in the value of US $50 each.
Meanwhile, academic supplies in the value of US $200 will be awarded to the school with the overall highest scoring models within each category.
Moreover, Ross University is encouraging participants to submit original entries. “Entries must be the contestant’s original work (except for permitted public domain material), not have been published previously or submitted in another contest or competition, and may not violate any third-party rights. Contest is void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the contest period.”
The announcement of winners will take place in April 2023.