A one-week workshop (June 17-21) for high school students (students entering grades 9-12) that allows students to get a hands-on experience with the tools of biotechnology. Students will isolate DNA, analyze it, and understand how these techniques are used in gathering DNA evidence from a crime scene. Other topics include a project that asks how microbes cause disease, food safety and understanding the role of biotechnology in the production of energy. Field trips are included. It will be from 9-4 Mon-Fri and scholarships are available. Cost of the camp is $200 which includes lunch at UNI.
This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number EPS-1101284.