Kohler High School students from Dr. Mary Eldridge’s biology classes are the Midwest’s winners of the Genes in Space 2018 Constellation Award. The Constellation Award celebrates an educational institution’s collective enthusiasm for science and space. Kohler was one of five educational institutions around the U.S. (one in each major geographic region) to receive the award.
The 2018 US Genes in Space contest received 559 submissions from nearly 1200 students in grades 7 to 12 from across the U.S. – a new record for Genes in Space.
As a prize, Kohler Schools will receive a miniPCR DNA Discovery System™ from @miniPCR. This biotechnology toolkit includes the same DNA technology that is now in use aboard the International Space Station.
The five Constellation Award winning schools were:
Southeast – Tennessee Christian Preparatory School in Tennessee
Southwest – Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan Middle School in Texas
West – Galileo Academy of Science in California
Midwest – Kohler High School in Wisconsin
Northeast – Forest Hills High School in New York