Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize
Whereas schools often emphasize problem solving, Molecular Frontiers gives priority to asking good questions. The MoleClues web site invites young people to submit questions about anything that may fall within the molecular realm, broadly defined. All questions will be considered for the Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize competition, with the chance of winning iPods, laptop computers etc.
Connecting Youth with Scientists
Youth below 18 can submit up to five questions per year for the Prize. Reasons why the question is important, how it could be investigated and what impact the outcome may have on local or global issues, will be considered by the judges in selecting the finalists. All finalists will receive a diploma.
On the Web site, we offer the possibility to discuss questions with a Mentor prior to submission for the Prize. Our Mentors are typically young scientists (PhD students and Postdocs), as well as senior scientists and top researchers, all volunteering to guide and motivate young people.
Selection of Winners
Molecular Frontiers awards prizes for Best Question. Each year, an equal number of boys and girls will win Molecular Frontiers medals and prizes such as an iPod Touch. Older teenagers, typically 15-18 years old, who win the Prize may receive invitations to participate in a scientific meeting with members of the Scientific Advisory Board.
The 2012 winners were announced on May 29, during the Molecular Frontiers Symposium in Stockholm. Download the press release.
The 2010 winners of the Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize were announced during the Molecular Frontiers Symposium in Stockholm June 3-4, 2010. Download the press release.
The 2009 winners were announced during the Molecular Frontiers Symposium in Stockholm June 4 -5, 2009. Download the press release.
The Prize is directed by Dr. Andreas Mershin, MIT, Cambridge, US.
The Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize is sponsored by