The Center for Excellence in Education congratulates Los Alamos High School’s Wilbur Wang for being a semi-finalist in the USA Biology Olympiad Open Exam. This is Wang’s second year reaching the rank of semifinalist.
Approximately 10,000 high school students took the exam, and Wang’s score puts him in the top 10 percent of that group.
The next step is for him to take the second round of this challenging test. The top 20 finalists will be invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Ultimately, four students earn the right as Team USA to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over sixty countries.
USA Biology Olympiad
As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.