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March 14, 2015



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How to Apply to BEST Medicine Engineering Fair

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

See 2015 Welcome letter from Dr. Brian Davis, BEST Medicine Chair, and Directions for Applying

1)  Complete the online registration

Registration opens January 5, 2015

2)  Complete the appropriate Student Application Forms (download the fillable pdf files listed below).  You can download the entire Student Application packet, but these forms are NOT fillable pdfs. Therefore, we suggest that you download the individual required forms below and not the entire packet.

3)  Send via ground mail to The University of Akron. The forms can also be emailed or faxed (with the necessary signatures).


NOTE:  If you are participating in The 62nd 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 the appropriate forms in place of the BEST Medicine Application Forms, but you still must register online!

Student Application Forms (fillable pdf):

INDIVIDUAL participants must complete the following forms:

    1. Required Forms Checklist
    2. Student Information Form 1A
    3. Abstract Form 1B
    4. Human Subject Form 1C
    5. Animal Subjects Form 1D
    6. Microorganisms Form 1E
    7. Approval Form 1 - MUST be completed by student and Parent/Guardian
    8. Adult Sponsor Form 9
    9. Consent and Release Agreement Form 10

TEAMS must jointly complete the following forms:

    1. Required Forms Checklist
    2. Team Information Form 13
    3. Abstract Form 1B
    4. Human Subject Form 1C
    5. Animal Subjects Form 1D
    6. Microorganisms Form 1E
    7. Adult Sponsor Form 9

Each TEAM MEMBER must complete the following forms individually:

    1. Approval Form 1 - MUST be completed by student and Parent/Guardian
    2. Consent and Release Agreement Form 10

Complete the following forms IF applicable to the project:

    1. Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting Form 2
    2. Qualified Scientist Form 3
    3. Vertebrate Animal Form 4
    4. Vertebrate Animal Form 5
    5. Continuation Projects Form 6
    6. Human Subject Consent Form 7
    7. Human and/or Animal Tissue Form 8
    8. Risk Assessment Form 11
    9. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment Form 12

Download the 2015 BEST Medicine Student Handbook and Rules and Regulations for all of the guidelines you will need to follow to compete in BEST Medicine.

Mail completed and signed application forms to:

Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Akron
Auburn Science and Engineering Center, West Tower Room 273B
Akron, OH 44325-0302
Attn: Dr. Carin A. Helfer, BEST Medicine Application

Fax completed and signed application forms to:

330-972-3939
Attn: Dr. Carin A. Helfer, BEST Medicine Application

Contact Us

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

bestmedicine@uakron.edu

BEST Medicine Co-chairs:

Brian Davis, Ph.D.  at (330) 972-6977 or bdavis3@uakron.edu

Carin A. Helfer, Ph.D. at (330) 972-6104 or chelfer@uakron.edu

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