This intensive training program exposes students to a broad range of biological research laboratory techniques. Using a project-based approach, the course progresses from a survey of basic lab procedures to the application of current molecular techniques in developmental biology and microbiology. Lectures provide background and introduce new concepts, but pupils spend most of their time in labs working on two main projects: mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and genetic regulation of development. Students keep lab notebooks, make group presentations and participate in a research forum. Participants earn college credit equivalent to two undergraduate courses.
|Name||University of Chicago—Research in the Biological Sciences|
|Program Focuses & Features||Science, Swimming|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||11-12|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 14-18|
|Director||Christopher Schonbaum & Rosemary Zaragoza, Program Directors|
|Residential Fee||$8541 (+$740), 4 weeks. College credit.|
|Dates & Sessions||June-July; 1 session, 4 weeks long|