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March 22, 2014

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Eligibility, Rules, and Guidelines

Understanding the rules and guidelines, and properly completing all of the paperwork is an important and necessary part of completing your BEST Medicine project.


BEST Medicine is open to students in grades 6-12 at any public, private, parochial, or home school. All BEST Medicine projects should include an engineering approach to solve a medical problem.

Students may only submit one project to BEST Medicine. Students cannot resubmit a previous year’s project unless it has been substantially expanded and redeveloped.

Group or team projects are accepted at BEST Medicine. Teams can have up to 4 students. A larger team can enter with the approval of the event director.

In order to participate, students must obtain signatures from both their teacher and parent/legal guardian. Plus, students must complete the online registration.

A maximum of 15 projects can be entered from any high school or middle school. A student may enter BEST Medicine as an independent if his/her school does not conduct a school-wide science fair. If your school is holding a science fair, prior to January 31, 2014, and you would like a BEST Medicine organizer to come judge your project or your students’ projects you must schedule this via Dr. Carin A. Helfer ( or 330-972-6104).

All projects at BEST Medicine are subject to the review of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Projects which do not adhere to correct scientific principles or which involve inadequate protection of human or animal subjects may be disqualified. Acceptance letters will be emailed on February 14, 2014 to the email addresses provided during online registration.

Rules and Guidelines

Please download the BEST Medicine Student Handbook and Rules and Regulations for all of the guidelines you will need to follow to compete in BEST Medicine.

If you are participating in the 61st Annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) or The Western Reserve District 5 Science Day (WRD5 Science Day) you may submit a copy of those forms in place of these BEST Medicine Student Application Forms, but you still must register online!

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Contact Us

For questions, or more information on the BEST Medicine Engineering Fair, contact:

Dr. Brian Davis, BEST Medicine Chair at (330) 972-6977 or

Dr. Carin A. Helfer, BEST Medicine Coordinator at (330) 972-6104 or

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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