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Shoreline Community College's Biotechnology Lab opens its doors to high school students for week-long explorations of biotechnology and DNA sequencing!  To learn about prior camps, click on the links below.

What are students saying about PROJECT BIOTECH?

 "I always knew I liked science, but after Project Biotech I knew I wanted to have a career in science.”

                                    Josh McNamara, Woodinville High School, 12th grade, 7/10/15

 "Project Biotech provided a unique opportunity to learn amazing things and conduct advanced lab experiments that could not be done anywhere else.”

                                    Claire Perrin, Shorecrest High School, 10th grade, 7/10/15


Are you interested in learning more about the field of biotechnology? 

Want to know what scientists actually DO in the lab? 

 Then join us for week-long experiences in Shoreline's state-of-the-art Biotechnology Lab! 

2018 Summer Camps

Registration for 2018 PROJECT BIOTECH summer camps will open in mid-February, 2018.  Those on our mailing list will be notified by email when registration is available.  If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like to be, please email Dr. Dina Kovarik, Chair of the Biotechnology Lab Specialist Program at

Camp dates and topics are listed below.  Additional details about camp content will be posted as they become available in Fall, 2017.

Week 1: June 25-29, 2018: Biotechnology Essentials & Beyond

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, PCR and sequence analysis used to identify species; making a genetically modified organism (GMO); and visits with scientists from the Puget Sound area.  

Molecular biology and biotechnology skills development including:
  • Micropipetting
  • DNA Purification & DNA Sequencing
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Discussions with Scientists
  • Using computers to view macromolecules & analyzing DNA data for genetic testing

Week 2: July 9-13, 2018: Biotechnology & Infectious Disease

Week 3: July 23-27, 2018: Biotechnology & Cancer

2017 Summer Camps 

Our 2017 PROJECT BIOTECH summer camp season ended Friday, July 28, 2017.  We held three camps:
  • Week 1: Biotechnology Essentials & Beyond (June 26-30, 2017)
  • Week 2: Biotechnology & Infectious Disease: Tracking Pandemic Flu (July 10-14, 2017)
  • Week 3: Biotechnology & the Environment: Exploring the Health of the Salish Sea (July 24-28, 2017)
For highlights of our these camps, please click the video links below. 


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

            Zymogenetics-LogoSeattle Genetics Logo

                         Northshore School District LogoJuno Therapeutics

  Aptevo Therapeutics * SystImmune, Inc. * Alturas Analytics
Pacific Northwest Research Institute * Covance
NanoString Technologies * Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP 
Shoreline Central Market


2016 Summer Camps

2015 Summer Camps


2014 Summer Camp

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 Thank you to our Past donors and sponsors: 

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Shoreline Central Market * SABArchitects * VWR * GE Healthcare * Emergent Biosolutions

If cost is a prohibiting factor in your ability to attend this camp, funding may be available for you. Please email Dr. Dina Kovarik,, for more information.