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USABO: Mission and Goals

USABO Mission

The mission and goals of the USABO are aligned with those of the International BIology Olympiad (IBO).

The mission of the USABO is to identify, inspire, empower, and support the next generation of life science leaders and to develop their international network. For the 2021 USABO Brochure, click here.


The USABO goals are to:

  • Identify highly gifted biology students to stimulate their talents.
  • Nurture curiosity and empower young biologists to develop their interest in life sciences.
  • Encourage an international network of biology scholars and future life science leaders.
  • Propel excellence and leadership in biology-based careers.