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FPSPI Scholarship Winner
Tahi Wiggins
Northumberland High School

coach: Shauna McCranie
 


Community Problem Solving
Team Competition

3rd Place Middle Division

Cople Elementary and
Montross Middle Schools

Project: Bring Back Family Mealtime
coaches: Andy Woodrow
and Anne Evans
 


Global Issues Problem Solving
8th Place
Senior Division
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Karlekar, Konanki, Nalluri, Surabhi

coach: Nancy Glover
 


International Scenario Writing
Senior Team Competition
3rd Place
Tahi Wiggins

Northumberland High School

 


Adult MAGIC
(Multi-Affiliate Global Issues
Problem Solving Competition)
1st Place
Ann Duncan

Umass1

2019 IC Topic: De-extinction

From woolly mammoths to saber-tooth cats, to passenger pigeons and dodos, to a myriad of insects and invertebrates, many species have become extinct over time. New scientific advancements are leading to unprecedented uses of fossilized materials. Could these archaeological discoveries combined with scientific breakthroughs lead to the long awaited, long speculated, realization of de-extinction? De-extinction, also called resurrection biology, is the process of resurrecting species that have died out, or gone extinct. De-extinction uses techniques such as cloning to revive an extinct species. De-extinction is a controversial proposition that has split scientists.

Technology to revive extinct species is close to being perfected, but does this mean that it should actually be used? Where will these revived species be housed and what impact will they have on an already changed habitat? What are the ethical pros and cons of reintroducing extinct animals? What limits should be placed on the use of such technology? Should scientists use this to undo environmental harm that has occurred? How might these restored species affect our current biosphere? How might living among de-extinct species affect humanity?

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