the summer of 2007 Georgia Tech School of Biology and
Center for Education Integrating Science, Math and Computing offers BIO@TECH,
an intensive three-week investigative biology experience for high school students
with strong interests in the biological sciences. Topics included in
each session will vary, and include selections from the following:
* “Glow Germs “ - creating bacterial
cells that glow in the dark.
“CSI: GT” - DNA forensics.
of the Plankton” - ecology of oceanic and freshwater plankton
(includes field trip).
* “Daughters of Eve”
- mitochondrial DNA ancestry.
* “Life on
the Edge” - microbes found in harsh and extreme environments.
* “Breaking the Code” - DNA sequencing
* “Green Genes” - detecting
genetically modified foods.
When and Where
Two identical three-week sessions of BIO@TECH
will be offered this summer. Session I begins June 4,
2007 and runs Monday through Friday until June 22, 2007.
Session II begins July 9, 2007, and runs Monday through
Friday until July 27, 2007. Students participate in lectures and
laboratory experiments from 9:00am until 4:00pm at Georgia Tech's School
of Biology. There will be short breaks in the morning
and afternoon of each session as well as a lunch
BIO@TECH is taught by Georgia Tech faculty and instructors in
the School of Biology, and by Patricia Mote of Chamblee
High School, recipient of 2003-2004 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement.
Under the direction of these faculty, students explore key breakthroughs
and issues in current biology, as well as the challenges
they represent to society.
Applications are available from Kevin Roman at
404-385-717 or fax (404) 894-0519 and can also be downloaded
and printed here(in Adobe PDF format. Get the free Acrobat
Reader here if you need it)
The complete application portfolio includes:
* An Application Form
* A Student Essay
* Two (2)
(Please remember to specify whether you can attend Session
I, Session II, or either of the two sessions).
twenty-five rising 11th and 12th graders with a strong interest
in biology, chemistry, or biomedical sciences will be selected based
on a review of their portfolio. Exceptional rising 10th graders
will also be considered. Interested students should have completed at
least algebra and one year of high school biology. Applications
are encouraged particularly from students historically under-represented in the fields
of science, mathematics, and engineering.
Two letters of recommendation, at least
one from a recent science teacher, should be written on
the forms provided in the Application Packet and sent directly
to the Georgia Tech Summer Biology Program address listed under