Regarding Lee Katterman's article about the Westinghouse Science Talent Search [The Scientist, May 2, 1994, page 1], a portion of the eligibility requirements should be of interest to many life science researchers. The following is taken from the Westinghouse Science Talent Search entry form.

"VERTEBRATE ANIMALS: No projects involving live vertebrate animal experimentation will be eligible. However, if a student is working in a laboratory where animal experimentation is taking place, the student's research is eligible for entry in the Science Talent Search (1) if the student has no physical contact with the animals; (2) if the material on which the student is working (tissue, blood, etc.) is supplied to the student by the supervising scientist; and (3) if the animals involved are sacrificed, it is for some purpose other than the research being done by the student. In these cases, a statement from the supervising scientist attesting to the...

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