Ferris to Offer Biotechnology Camp for Teens this Summer

Biotechnology CampTeens, age 14 and up, looking for a hands-on biotechnology experience can learn and have fun at Ferris State University’s Biotechnology Camp this summer in Big Rapids.

This year’s Biotechnology Camp, a residential session, also will provide students with a college-like living experience. It runs from Sunday, July 7 through Friday, July 12. Commuter registration also is available. 

Campers will spend a week of their summer in a research lab learning techniques and performing experiments related to: DNA fingerprinting, forensic biology, gene cloning, recombinant DNA and microbiology. The experience takes campers beyond the traditional classroom experience to learn in a more lab-intensive way. Campers will learn how to work with bacteria, how to identify and clone genes of interest, and how to investigate crime scenes using forensic techniques.

In addition, campers will receive information about Ferris’ biotechnology program and scholarship opportunities available for incoming students.

Camp attendees interested in genetics, cancer, viruses, bacteria, recombinant DNA, forensic biology, or medical research will have opportunities to grow that knowledge in a laboratory setting.

Biotechnology campers will reside in Ferris residence halls and meals will be provided in campus dining facilities. Ferris provides chaperones, and campers will have 24-hour supervision from trained staff while attending the camp.

The weeklong residential camp costs $650 while the commuter cost is $585. The fee includes materials and supplies, instruction, a residence hall room (for non-commuters), meals and campus activities.

The registration deadline is June 21.

For more information about Ferris’ Biotechnology Camp, visit:
http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/administration/academicaffairs/extendedinternational/cps/pages/biotech/index.htm or call the Conference and Professional Services office at (800) 562-9130 or (231) 591-2340.

Last updated: 09-30-2013