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Michelson-Morley Research Competition in the Biological Sciences

What:       This is an annual research competition held during the spring semester for all CWRU undergraduates who have conducted research at CWRU or other universities which is biologically related.

When:      April 18, 2014

Application Deadline:        March 21, 2014

The competition honors the collaborative research initiated in 1885 between Albert A. Michelson, a Case physicist, and Edward W. Morley, a Western Reserve Chemist, which culminated in the Michelson-Morley experiment of 1887. This experiment negated the ether theory of space and constituted some of the experimental findings basic to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. This program is supported by the Department of Biology.

To apply for the competition students must:

The finalists selected will give oral presentations on April 18, 2014. A panel of judges will determine the winners.

$300 First Prize
$200 Second Prize
$100 Third Prize

For additional information contact Katie Bingman at (216) 368-4301 or , Department of Biology, DeGrace Hall, room 207