Areas of Study
Explore the ways in which the field of biotechnology affects our everyday life. Working in our biotech lab, you'll have a chance to isolate your own DNA, conduct a molecular medical investigation, create root beer using fermentation, or analyze the foods we eat to see if they have been genetically modified. You'll have a chance to carry out your own scientific investigations and share your findings with your family at the end of the week—along with some homemade liquid nitrogen ice cream!
Have you ever wanted to work with bubbling flasks of colored concoctions? Ever think about engineering DNA or proteins? In our chemistry and biochemistry lab, you'll alter liquids at the flick of a wrist, wield light and electricity, and cut and splice genes to create creatures that glow. By week's end you'll be dazzling your friends and family with your newfound talents!
In this program you will explore some of the diverse areas of computer science. You will learn some programming basics and apply them to a project such as creating a personal Web page on a cloud platform. You will be able to select a path that best matches your own interests by completing several self-paced tutorial modules under the supervision of the course staff.
Interactive Media and Game Development
Want to know how computer games are made? You'll learn how to use a 3-D video game engine to create a game with graphics, sound, and animation. You'll work in teams to undertake hands-on lab exercises to understand important computer science and artistic design concepts related to interactive media. By the end of the week, you will have created a project demonstrating your newfound skills with cool graphics and amazing animation, complete with audio and interactivity.
Discover the science and technology of this exciting field. You'll learn about mechanical design, sensors, and programming. You'll build designs using Vex robots and program them using easyC. Challenging robotics problems will culminate in a competition between student groups at the end of the week.