Note: All summer programs are cancelled for 2020.

These courses for young scientists are designed by certified educators and take place in BTC Institute labs which are dedicated to training scientists of all ages. Peter Kritsch (Biology and Biotechnology Teacher, Oregon High School) and Aidan Holmes (Biotechnology Instructor, BTC Institute) serve as the primary instructors. For more information, please contact btci@btci.org. Thanks!

We hope to offer these courses in 2021 – please see the details below – thanks!
CAMP BIOTECH I: THE WONDERS OF DNA

Dates: [TBD]
Cost: $380 (included all materials; lunch and snacks; scholarships are available)

Want to know how scientists can determine who committed a crime from just a small blood sample or how genetic mutants might be made? You can satisfy your curiosity about these questions and more by attending CAMP BIOTECH ONE: THE WONDERS OF DNA.

This one week experience at the BTC Institute will be for students entering 9th or 10th grade in fall semester 2021 who are interested learning more about DNA and genetic engineering. Students will build a DNA model, learn how to extract DNA from cells, transfer DNA into cells by heat shock transformation, amplify DNA to detect small quantities by PCR, and use restriction enzymes to identify DNA sequences. No prior DNA knowledge is necessary.

 

CAMP BIOTECH II: THE RETURN OF DNA

Dates: [TBD]
Cost: $380 (included all materials; lunch and snacks; scholarships are available)

Ready for more genetic engineering? Can’t wait to get back in the lab after a great experience at school or with us at the BTC Institute?  We have an exciting opportunity for you — CAMP BIOTECH TWO: THE RETURN OF DNA. We will be creating genetically-engineered bacteria which glow in the dark, exploring the world of stem cells, using computers to analyze DNA sequences, and learning how to extract proteins from cells. Of course, it wouldn’t be Camp Biotech without plenty of guest speakers, fun games, and a field trip to a research lab. We are looking forward to another great summer in 2021 and hope you can join us!

This one week experience at the BTC Institute will be for students entering 10th grade in fall semester 2021 who have taken biology and are interested learning more about DNA and genetic engineering.