2018 PROJECT BIOTECH REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
2018 PROJECT BIOTECH REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
2018 PROJECT BIOTECH REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

If the thought of science brings to mind fun in the lab and interesting discussions about DNA, health and unique careers, then we have great news for you! As in the past, our PROJECT BIOTECH summer camps provide extensive lab and computer activities as well as the opportunity to meet local scientists, experience Shoreline Community College facilities, and interact with our experienced Biotechnology Program staff. There will be three camps this summer, including a new camp, Biotechnology & Cancer: Causes, Cures and Careers. We invite you to join us for one or more of them!
  • Camp #1: Biotechnology Essentials & Beyond. June 25-29, 2018
Biotechnology is a diverse field that includes tools and techniques that are used in all fields of biology. This camp is designed for rising freshmen and sophomores or students with little biotechnology experience and includes micropipetting; DNA purification, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and sequence analysis used to identify species; making a genetically modified organism (GMO); and visits with scientists from the Puget Sound area.
  • Camp #2: Biotechnology & Infectious Disease: Tracking Pandemic Flu. July 9-13, 2018
We're encouraged to get a flu vaccine every year. Why does that vaccine protect us from the flu some years, but not others? More importantly, what does that tell us about the risk of a flu pandemic? This camp provides hands-on lab and computer activities like those researchers use to study infectious disease outbreaks with diagnostic tools including ELISAs and Western blots, as well as sequence analysis of global flu strains to understand how a seasonal flu can change to a pandemic. This camp will also include tours of local research institutions and companies in the area and is designed for rising juniors and seniors, PROJECT BIOTECH camp alumni, or other students with more biotechnology experience.
  • Camp #3: Biotechnology & Cancer: Causes, Cures and Careers. July 23-27, 2018
Why do some mutations in our DNA lead to cancer, but others do not? How does biotechnology help doctors diagnose different types of cancer and customize treatments for each patient? The camp provides hands-on lab and computer activities that will demonstrate how DNA- and protein-based assays like Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and ELISAs are used in the diagnosis and treatment of different types of cancer. This camp will also include tours of research institutions and companies in the area and is designed for rising juniors and seniors,PROJECT BIOTECH camp alumni, or other students with more biotechnology experience.

Camp Registration Details

The registration link, a preparatory Word document version of the online application, and additional registration details can be found here: http://www.shoreline.edu/biotechnology/outreach/register-project-biotech.aspx

Each camp can accept only 24 students so early registration is encouraged. Current 8th through 11th graders are eligible.

The registration fee of $450 per camp is due once you have been notified of acceptance to camp (within three weeks of registration). A limited number of full or half camp scholarships will be available to students with financial need. The financial assistance application information is included in the general camp registration form.

We encourage you to share our camp flier [http://bit.ly/2GzXxWU] and information about PROJECT BIOTECH camps with your friends and science teachers. More information is available on our camp website: http://www.shoreline.edu/project-biotech

Internship Opportunity at ISB

If you are a junior in high school looking for a summer internship opportunity, consider applying for an internship at Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle.

The Baliga Lab at ISB will be hiring 2-6 laboratory interns to work during the summer, from July 2nd to August 24th, for 20-40 hours per week. They are looking for motivated students who are interested in learning more about research. The positions are very competitive and the deadline for applications is March 19th. The link to the job posting is:
https://www.systemsbiology.org/about/careers/internships/laboratory-intern-high-school/.

If you have questions about PROJECT BIOTECH, please email Dr. Dina Kovarik at dkovarik@shoreline.edu.