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Announcing The Jackson Laboratory,
Urban Achievement Award

The Jackson Laboratory Urban Achievement Award seeks to promote participation by students in Connecticut State Department of Education-defined Opportunity Districts, a subset of Alliance School Districts, who represent the 10 lowest performing school districts in the state. Opportunity School Districts include:


  Bridgeport School District                New Britain School District

     Derby School District                     New Haven School District

East Hartford School District              New London School District

East Haven School District                  Norwich School District

    Hartford School District                  Waterbury School District

Through The Jackson Laboratory Urban Achievement Award, individuals/teams  at the Elementary, Middle and High school level will receive cash prizes in the Prototype and Development Challenge categories. Building off the scoring criteria outlined by the Coding Challenge, additional weight will be given to projects that have a Bioscience/Public Health/medical innovation focus. The Jackson Laboratory will assist in recruiting employees to serve as mentors and judges for both this category, and the coding challenge as a whole.

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