Marymount University has been selected by the Center for Excellence in Education to host the national finals of the 2022 USA Biolympiad, to be held on campus May 28 to June 9.
The USA Biolympiad is the nation’s largest cost-free biology-education testing and training program for high-school students in the U.S. Nearly 11,000 students register annually to participate in the organization’s national biology exams, and the top 20 national finalists participate in 10 days of intense instruction at the national finals.
Four gold-medalists from the event will represent the U.S. at the International Biology Olympiad, to be held in Armenia in July.
“The students are some of the highest-achieving biology students in the country,” said Joann DiGennaro, president of the Center for Excellence in Education. She said her organization was excited to again be partnering with Marymount.
Todd Rimkus, director of Marymount’s School of Natural Science & Mathematics and a professor of biology and physical sciences, said the university was “thrilled” to be hosting the gathering.
“Our faculty are passionate about helping students succeed now and into the future, and we’re looking forward to putting the spotlight on these high-achieving young adults,” Rimkus said. “We’re also excited to demonstrate how a STEM education at Marymount can get these students, who are the best and brightest in their generation, where they want to go in their future careers.”