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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!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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? 


Week 1:  June 27 - July 1, 2016:   Biotechnology Essentials & Beyond

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 11-15, 2016:   Biotechnology & Human Health

For students with biology or biotech lab experience, including 2014 or 2015 camps & “Biotechnology Basics” alumni:

  • Advanced lab techniques for diagnosing & treating disease including:
    • Outbreak Investigations
    • SDS-PAGE & Western blots
    • ELISAs
  • 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 Basics” alumni:

  • Advanced lab techniques including research and development of algal biofuels 
  • DNA sequence analysis to study invasive species and species diversity
  • Exploration of how ocean acidification is impacting the Puget Sound
  • University of Washington, main Seattle campus, tour of environment-related labs [tentative]
  • Career panels and discussions with scientists


Campers get extensive hands-on opportunities to practice these techniques and skills while taking on interesting scientific challenges! 


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Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

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Edmonds School District 

Emergent Biosolutions


Northshore School District

Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute



THANK YOU to our Past donors: 


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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.