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In this publication, we recount and analyze our experience with organizing an in-person computerized examination for Armenia's National Biology Olympiad during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our data shows that while student participation declined slightly in the initial round of the olympiad, subsequent rounds showed sustained student engagement despite months of online instruction and Covid-19 wariness. By using computerized exams with appropriate safety measures, we demonstrate the feasibility of organizing a large-scale in-person exam with minimal risk of Covid-19 spread.

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Why is it important?

We believe that the methods we used are broadly applicable to exam-based science competitions.

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This page is a summary of: Organizing an in‐person nation‐wide Biology olympiad during the Covid‐19 pandemic, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, June 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/bmb.21643.
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