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
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
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.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
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