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
What is Project Biotech?
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!
Share this 2016 Project Biotech Flyer with your school
Week 1: June 27 - July 1, 2016: Biotechnology Essentials & Beyond
Molecular biology and biotechnology skills development including:
- 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 11-15, 2016: Biotechnology & Human Health
For students with biology or biotech lab experience, including 2014 or 2015 camps & “Biotechnology Essentials” alumni:
- Advanced lab techniques for diagnosing & treating disease including:
- Outbreak Investigations
- SDS-PAGE & Western blots
- Biotech company and research institution tours in Seattle
- Career panels and discussions with scientists
- Biotech & Human Health career exploration
Week 3: July 25-29, 2016: Biotechnology & the Environment
For students with biology or biotech lab experience, including 2014 or 2015 camps & “Biotechnology Essentials” alumni. Check out the flier here:
"Exploring the Health of the Salish Sea"
- DNA sequencing to identify food sources for Orca whales
- Protein assays to analyze stress hormones in Orca whales
- Exploration of how ocean acidification is affecting sea life
- Tour of environmental research labs at University of Washington
- Career panel and discussion with scientists
All campers get extensive hands-on opportunities to practice these techniques and skills while taking on interesting scientific challenges!
Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!
Emergent Biosolutions * Illumina * Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute
Shoreline Central Market
Thank you to our Past donors:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.