“If science, like art, is to perform its mission truly and fully….its achievements must enter not only superficially but with their inner meaning into the consciousness of people”—Albert Einstein.
We were blown away by the quality of recent student-submitted articles we have received in The Pipette Gazette, and are excited to announce that we are holding a writing contest with Labroots. The contest is open to graduate students at UT Health San Antonio.
The official rules are below, but the big idea is that we are inviting graduate students to write about science – on any scientific topic of their choosing. It is our hope to discover those exceptional students that not only know their science, but can also effectively communicate it to the scientific community as well as to the general public.
Original articles may be submitted on any subject related to the categories below. The winning entry will be featured on Labroots.com. The other entries will be featured in The Pipette Gazette.
- Health & Medicine
- Clinical & Molecular Diagnostics
- Cell & Molecular Biology
- Genetics & Genomics
- Drug Discovery & Development
- Plants & Animals
- Cannabis Sciences
- Earth & the Environment
- Space & Astronomy
- Chemistry & Physics
– GRAND PRIZE – A LabRoots t-shirt and an article featured at LabRoots.com, shared in LabRoots Newsletters to tens of thousands of people
– SECOND PRIZE – A LabRoots t-shirt
– THIRD PRIZE – Notebook set provided by UT San Antonio
The competition begins July 1, 2020. All entries must be received by July 30 by 5 p.m. In order to be considered, entrants much register as a LabRoots user and provide the link to their LabRoots profile with article submission, free registration can be found here. A committee meeting will take place from August 1st through August 5th, and all winners will be announced on The Pipette Gazette on August 6, 2020.
We are excited to read what we are sure will be some fantastic submissions from graduate students. Good luck to you all!
- Register on Labroots.com.
- Be sure to enter a title for your article. Keep in mind that this is geared towards the general public so short and catchy titles are encouraged. Submissions must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum word limit of 2000 words.
- Your article will be edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation and to meet style guidelines.
- Submissions must be new original work that has not been previously published. Any references made within the work to other studies or publications must be credited and noted.
- Individuals may submit more than one entry to the competition.
- Please include an About The Author section at the bottom of your article with your headshot and bio along with your Labroots profile link (see example on bottom).
- Email your article to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have any additional questions, please contact Charlotte Anthony at email@example.com.
Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities through virtual learning. Launched by CEO, Greg Cruikshank and Co-Founder, Don Cruikshank in 2008, LabRoots has become a primary source for trending scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences and more. Offering articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events.
Question & Answers
1. What kind of submissions are you looking for?
Write about what you know. Write what you’re passionate about. Write about what you’ve been excited to discover during your education, and what you’re excited to share with others.
2. What are some examples of other student-submitted blog articles?
– “The Opioid Epidemic,” by Alison Doyle Brackley
– “Do Masks Really Help Reduce The Spread of Coronavirus?” by Alex Kirkpatrick
– “What Is Herd Immunity And What Does It Mean For COVID-19?,” by Justin Moroney
– “As COVID-19 Unfolds: What We Know And Where Are We Headed!” by Manpreet Semwal
– “A Failure to Communicate Science Effectively Will Lead The Public To Mistrust Scientists” by Ahsan Choudary
– “Diversity In STEM: What Is It And Why Is It important?” by Calais Prince
– “Stem cells: fact, fiction, controversy” by Travis Block