This two-week program will immerse you in the exciting world of biotechnology. You’ll explore how the field affects a wide range of applications, from food science to human health and wellness, while conducting hands-on experiments in a fully equipped biotechnology research lab. Designed for students with limited exposure to high school biology or chemistry, this program will introduce you to foundational scientific concepts, as well as a variety of tools and techniques that biotechnology life scientists use in the lab.
Understand how to present and explain scientific concepts
Practice applying scientific concepts through hands-on experiments
Visit an institute, company, or research laboratory in Washington, D.C.
Gain experience working in a lab setting and using a variety of biotechnological tools
Engage with renowned faculty and industry experts
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Experiences in Biotechnology Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the two-week program, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Basic laboratory safety
Introduction to biotech tools
Enzymes used in biotechnology
DNA ligation and transformation (cloning)
Introduction to bioinformatics
Protein purification and chromatography
Biological activity of enzymes
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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