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Biotechnology Institute

July 7th - 11th

Discover the World of Biotechnology

The Summer Institute is a week long Biotechnology and Science Academy offered by the UNH College of Arts & Sciences. Participants in the program experience the excitement of working with Biotechnology, genetic engineering and science projects in a University Environment. UNH faculty and staff lead a variety of activities, from analyzing DNA and transforming bacteria to performing PCR, and Gel Electrophoresis.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about careers in Biotechnology through these hands-on activities while getting a taste of college life. UNH faculty and staff supervise all classroom and project work. They have out- standing backgrounds in many different areas of biotechnology, biology, and science, combined with a genuine interest in working with young people who show an aptitude for science, math, engineering, and technology.

 Discover life after the end of the world this summer with hands on laboratory experiences and research practices in the following areas:

• Learning and practicing techniques real researchers use in a laboratory
• DNA Extraction
• Gel Electrophoresis
• Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
• Transforming a bacterium with engineered DNA

Biotechnology summer institute participants will have the opportunity to sample their own DNA! Students will learn how biotechnology techniques are applied to emerging epidemics, tracking pandemics, analyzing DNA evidence at crime scenes, cancer research and DNA sequencing.  Guest speakers and a field trip round out the week's explorations. Groups of student investigators culminate their research experience with a presentation.  This course will teach techniques that will look impressive on a college application, supplement an AP Bio course, and give participants a chance to work like real scientists.
This course may be eligible for credit at their high school.



  1. ELIGIBILITY

    Requirements:
    • Participant must be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
    • Participant should have an interest in biotechnology,
    the sciences, or genetic engineering.
    Note: Early enrollment is encouraged. Space is limited.
  2. COST OF ATTENDANCE

    The cost of the program is $500.00 per student. It covers instruction, supplies, lunch and a T-shirt.

    Disclaimer: All materials are educational-use approved and do not pose a
    danger to participants. 

  3. SCHEDULE

    Academy will be held Monday - Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.