Nov. 22 — Application Deadline for CABA High School Student Research Award

CABA High School Student Research Award

Purposes of the Award Program

The CABA High School Research Award is a Chinese-American Biomedical Association (CABA) program that encourages young students to develop and retain an interest in biomedical research and the life sciences. This award recognizes the accomplishments and efforts of eligible students in research and science programs through the CABA network.
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(from left)Current and former CABA presidents: Susan Qu, Zhiyong Yang and Shiwen Lin (bostonese.com file photo).

What Is Included in the Award?

  • Certificate of recognition of excellence in biomedical and life science research
  • Lifetime CABA membership
  • Publication of research report in CABA Connect (at research supervisor’s discretion)
  • Monetary award will be shared by the recipients, which is provided by CABA and/or pharmaceutical/biotech companies

Nomination/Application Criteria:

  • High school student in grade 10 through 12 in the Greater Boston area
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater   
  • Conducted a minimum of 5 weeks of research in a biomedical or life science-related field  
  • Nominated by their research supervisor or a CABA member   
  • Only one application may be submitted per application cycle for each student

Submission Deadline  

The applicants must submit the completed application form by the deadline, which will be announced each year on CABA’s website and at major CABA events. Generally, the application deadline will be set around the start of the fall semester. Please note that nominators should complete the recommendation form. This year the deadline will be Nov. 22.

Review Panel

The Review Panel will consist of five members from the CABA Executive Committee or Board of Directors and at least one professor in the field of pharmaceutical science. To avoid a conflict of interest, the applicants’ supervisor and parents are not allowed to be on the Review Panel.  

Review Process

After the application deadline, the Review Panel will review and score applications based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and significance of the main idea of the research to the field and creativity in research methods (25 points)
  • Contribution of the applicant to the main idea (25 points)
  • Contribution of the applicant to the design of experiments (25 points)
  • Contribution of the applicant to completion of the research (25 points)

The top three students with the highest scores will be selected as winners of the award.

Award Announcement

The recipient(s) of the CABA High School Student Research Award will be announced at major CABA events. This year, the award will be announced at CABA’s 2015 Medical Device Symposium at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Wellesley, MA, on Saturday, December 12.

Contact information

Eric Shi, PhD, Program Chair
Email: eric.shi@cabaweb.org
Tel:    (781) 975-2378

CABA website: http://www.cabaweb.org/

CABA High School Student Research Award

Application Form

Applicant Name ___________________________________________________

Address__________________________________________________________

Cell Phone __________________ or Home phone _______________________

Student is currently a ______Sophomore_____Junior____Senior____Other

Email Address _________________________________

High School________________________________City ________________________

Gender _____Male____Female

Please submit transcripts as an attachment.

List all awards received:

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

Research Summary

Please write a 300+ word research summary here and/or submit a separate file.   

2015 CABA High School Student Research Award

Nomination Form — Deadline Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Nominee Name: ______________________________

High School: _________________________________

For the Recommender to Complete: (A Letter of Recommendation is also acceptable.)

This student is applying for the CABA Research Award for High School Students. Your candid assessment of the applicant’s academic performance, potential for success, and qualities as a person will help us make our selections for admission. The information provided on this form will be used solely for application purposes and, as such, will be kept confidential and not subject for review by the student, and will only be revealed to the public if the student is selected as the winner of the award.

Please provide letters with academic and personal details, including outside activities if possible. This information must be received before the deadline for the student to be considered for the award. Please email your recommendation form or letter directly to our program chair OR mail a hard copy to the address below.

                          CABA, P.O. Box 426157, Cambridge, MA 02142

Please provide a brief appraisal of the applicant’s academic capability, motivation, and personality (Please continue on an additional sheet if necessary or attach a separate letter)

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please score applications based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and significance of the main idea of the research to the field and creativity in research methods (25 points): ______
  • Contribution of the applicant to the main idea (25 points): _____
  • Contribution of the applicant to the design of experiments (25 points): _____
  • Contribution of the applicant to completion of the research (25 points): ______

Recommender Name: _______________________________________

Title: ______________________________________________

High School/College/Company: _______________________________________

Email Address: ____________________________________________

Signature: _________________________________________________

Date: __________________________ __________________________

Please return this form to:

Eric Shi, PhD, Program Chair
Email:  eric.shi@cabaweb.org
Phone: 781-975-2378
CABA website: http://www.cabaweb.org/

(Please copy and paste appropriate forms into a MS Word document, and email the completed form as attachment to the email address provided. Please visit cabaweb.org for more info about CABA and its programs.)



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