Application Process for Maurice Challenge

  • You only need to have good ideas and a plan to win, but you also need to make the deadlines.
  • Applicants must have turned in their Intent to Participate form by midnight on December 15, 2020.

Step 1: Intent to Participate

  • Download and fill out the competition application (Intent to Participate form).
  • Write a description of the project (type-written and no more than 500 words). Remember we are looking for an innovative project, not just a research paper
  • The description of the project and the application must be submitted by midnight on December 15, 2020. You may submit it electronically to
  • The “Intent to Participate Form” must be hard copy, handed in to: Dr Stephen Scheck, Biology Department, Natural Science building room 104.

Step 2: Work on your project

Step 3: Final Analysis

  • At the conclusion of the project, each individual (or team) should write or create a formal analysis of the project.
  • The analysis must be submitted by midnight, April 23, 2021. You may submit it electronically to
  • Finalists will be chosen by the Maurice Challenge Review Committee and asked to give an oral presentation by mid-May.
  • The Maurice Challenge Review Committee will then evaluate all of the finalists’ projects and announce a winner at the Academic Excellence Showcase.

Download the complete guideline documents here.



Intent to Participate Due December 15, 2020 by midnight
Confirmation of eligibility to participate December 22, 2020
Final Analysis Due April 23, 2021 by midnight
Committee Review of Analysis May 1-8, 2021
Zoom meeting with committee Mid May 2021
Winner Announced May 28, 2021


Stephen Scheck

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