National Middle Level Science Teacher's Association
"NMLSTA" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The Genes in Space contest invites U.S.-based students in grades 7-12 to design original DNA experiments that improve space exploration. The winning experiment is conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station!
Our 2023 contest is now accepting entries! The contest is free to enter and does not require equipment. All you need is a good idea and the passion to pursue it!
Submission deadline: April 17, 2023
"Genes in Space is both the initial 'hook' and underlying framework for our genetics unit. The authentic, real-world nature of the contest vastly increases the engagement and sense of urgency with our students."
- 8th grade science team, Thunder Ridge Middle School, Centennial, CO
A national science competition inviting 7-12th grade students and teachers to propose a DNA experiment for space. Be a space DNA pioneer!