A team of Arizona State University undergraduates – including three engineering majors – is headed to the international championship of one of the world’s premiere student engineering and science competitions.

The team won a gold medal and the “Best Human Practices Advance” award recently at a regional event in the 2012 International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition at Stanford University.

The nine-member squad is now preparing to go the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to vie for the grand prize – the BioBrick Trophy – at the iGEM World Championship Nov. 2 through 5.

The award it won at the regional is given to the team judged to be working the hardest to find new ways to help people address the impacts of ongoing advances in biotechnology. Read more in Full Circle.