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.
2016 Summer Camp
2015 Summer Camp
2014 Summer Camp
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, email@example.com, for more information.