Horizons in Life Sciences
Grade Level: Girls Entering 9-10 Cost: $895
Closed for 2013
WPI's Horizons program will introduce you to the world of contemporary Biology with an emphasis on human issues and current topics.
A Career in the Life Sciences May Be on Your Horizon
Participants will be exposed to the foundation skills needed for the study of living organisms and systems at both the organismal and molecular scales. Led by a WPI faculty member, students gain experience with procedures, equipment, techniques and skills common to various areas of biology, including:
- Microscopy and microbiology
- DNA isolation and gene detection
- Genetic engineering of bacteria
- Field biology to investigate ecology and environmental issues both locally and globally
Participants will be invited to step outside of the lab and discuss modern issues in the biology and biotechnology field with guest lecturers/scientists.
Evening activities and interaction with WPI students and faculty will ensure that your stay is more than just an academic experience!
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