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What is the Soybean Science Challenge?

The Soybean Science Challenge is a farmer-funded, statewide, high school education program that seeks to increase student knowledge about the value of Arkansas soybeans to the Arkansas economy, to the labor force, and ultimately to feed and fuel the world.

The Challenge is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service.

In five years the Challenge has reached thousands of students and teachers through real-time and on-line education, in-service training, Virtual Field Trips, classroom lab instruction, Arkansas-based educational publications, mentoring, and awards for independent student research.

Who is eligible?

Students in grades 9-12 who successfully complete the Soybean Science Challenge online course and enter a science project in one of the ISEF affiliated fairs are eligible for consideration of cash awards.  Applied science projects will be considered from all categories as long as they are directly soybean related.

Recent Winners

2019 SSC State Winner

 Congratulations to Natalie B., 16, a junior at Star City High School in Star City, for winning the 2019 State Soybean Science Challenge $1,000 cash Award.

Natalie B., 16, a junior at Star City High School in Star City, AR won the 2019 State Soybean Science Challenge at the Southwestern Energy Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair on March 30 at Central Arkansas University in Conway. Natalie received a $1,000 cash award provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board at the Awards Ceremony. Natalie was also the Southeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair Soybean Science Challenge $300 cash award winner at the University of Arkansas-Monticello on March 12. Both cash awards were provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and presented at the award ceremonies.

Project Title: Differentiation in Chloride Absorption in Glycine Max.  Learn more about Natalie.


Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts - 2019

 Congratulations to Emily S., 17, a senior at Arkansas School for Mathemathics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs

Emily S., age 17, a senior at ASMSA won the Soybean Science Challenge at the 2019 West Central Science Fair held at the school February 21. Emily received a $300 cash award provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board at the Awards Ceremony on Feb. 25.

Project Title: Identifying quantitative trait loci for grain size and chalk content in a bi-parental tropical Japonica rice mapping population.  Read more about Emily.


Central Arkansas Regional Science Fair - 2019

Congratulations to Amna K., age 15, a freshman at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock

Amna K., age 15, a freshman at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, is the winner of the Soybean Science Challenge at the 2019 Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock March 1. Amna received a $300 cash award provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board at the Awards Ceremony.

Project Title: Doped Carbon materials derived from biomass for super capacitor applications. Read more about Amna


Ouachita Mountain Science & Engineering Fair - 2019

Congratulations to Chris C., Age 17, a senior at Glen Rose High School in Malvern

Chris C., age 17, a senior at Glen Rose High School in Malvern, won the Soybean Science Challenge at the 2019 Ouachita Mountain Science and Engineering Fair at Mid-America Museum in Hot Springs, March 1. Chris received a $300 cash award provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board at the Awards Ceremony.

Project Title: Wonderful Waxes Learn more about Chris.


 

Northwest Arkansas Regional Science & Engineering Fair – 2019

Congratulations to Molly R., age 16, a junior at Alma High School in Alma

Molly R., age 16, a junior at Alma High School in Alma, won the Soybean Science Challenge at the 2019 Northwest Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville March 4. Molly received a $300 cash award provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board at the Awards Ceremony.

Project title: Grow like a pro with probiotics phase III Learn more about Molly.


 

Northeast Regional Science & Engineering Fair – 2019
Congratulations to Cooper B., age 17, a junior at Salem High School in Salem

Congratulations to Cooper B., age 17, a junior at Salem High School in Salem won the Soybean Science Challenge at the 2019 Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair held at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro on March 8. Cooper received a $300 cash award provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board at the Awards Ceremony.

Project Title: Use of biological control agents to inhibit the growth of phytopathogenic bacteria Learn more about Cooper.

 


 

Southwest Arkansas Regional Science Fair – 2019

Congratulations to Rayne C., age 15, a freshman at Taylor High School in Taylor

Rayne C., age 15, a freshman at Taylor High School in Taylor, won the Soybean Science Challenge at the 2019 Southwest Arkansas Regional Science Fair at Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia March 8. Rayne received a $300 cash award provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board at the Awards Ceremony.

Project Title: Soybean seed bacterial inoculation Learn more about Rayne.


 

Clayton McEntire-- FFA Agriscience Winner

Congratulations to Clayton M., age 18, a senior at Waldron High School in Waldron.

Congratulations to Clayton M., age 18, a senior at Waldron High School in Waldron, Arkansas, has won the Soybean Science Challenge student award at the 2019 Agriscience Fair held at the FFA State Convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 24.  Clayton received a $300 cash award provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board at the Awards Ceremony.

Project Title: The effect of eliminating soybean meal from broiler diets. Learn more about Clayton.


For more information on the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, visit their website themiraclebean.com


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