Camp BIOmed Information
Camp venue: eaton hall , seattle pacific university, Introducing: One week at Bellevue College, bellevue
NWABR's 2017 Camp BIOmed:
Camp BIOmed, a science summer camp for high school students, will run from July 10 to August 18 2017. Along with three former tracks: Cancer Laboratory and basics of biology - the Molecular Biology of Cancer, Next Gen Science - Origami of Life & Bioinformatics, and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) - Solve a murder mystery ; NWABR introduces new track - Genetic Engineering: Recombinant DNA Technology. Scroll down for details on all camps!
All students entering into Grades 9-12 in the fall of 2017 are welcome to register and attend. Each camp costs $675 for non-members and $600 for early bird registrants & employees of member institutions. Camp will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM (M-F) for a week in the laboratory facilities at Seattle Pacific University. Every Friday, NWABR will hold a Culminating Expo from 1 PM to 3 PM where the campers from all the three camps will come together, present their work, and share their experiences from the camp with their friends and family.
- NWABR comes to East side (Bellevue). NWABR is coming to east side with its most popular camp theme - CSI: Solve a murder mystery , running for one week (August 14-18) at Bellevue College
- NWABR introduces a new theme - Genetic Engineering: Recombinant technology.
Genetic Engineering: Recombinant DNA Technology
The genetic engineering camp introduces students to recombinant DNA techniques and its practical applications. The curriculum will provide students with an overview of modern biotechnology, genetic engineering and gene regulation. Students will also gain an understanding for how scientists isolate genes away from the genome through cloning and/or PCR, which is key to investigate a gene’s function. Learn more about camp
Meet the instructor: Kimberly McClure
CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Camp: Solve a murder mystery
Camp BIOmed brings back its most sought-after camp track - CSI! The campers will learn and apply various forensic and molecular biology techniques, including DNA fingerprinting via gel electrophoresis and restriction digests, ELISAs (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays), blood typing, heart dissection, and blood spatter analysis. Towards the end of the week, campers take charge of a mock crime scene and use what they've learned to solve the mystery on their own! Learn more about this camp.
Cancer Laboratory & basics of biology:
What is cancer? Why is it so hard to cure? What are the current approaches and techniques being used by research scientists to fight this devastating disease? In this hands-on laboratory camp students will learn the cellular and molecular basis of cancer and its causes and have an opportunity to perform some of the fundamental lab techniques that are the foundation of cancer research. Students will learn current laboratory protocols for techniques that include DNA restriction digest, gel electrophoresis, ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), and microarrays. Students will also perform an Ames tests, a brain dissection, and use basic online bioinformatics tools to explore gene mutations and cancer. . Learn more about this camp.
Meet the instructor: Wendi Russac
Next Gen Science - Origami of Life & Bioinformatics:
Science and medicine are advancing at such a rapid pace that sometimes it seems like science fiction is quickly becoming science fact. Thanks to cutting-edge computational biology and bioinformatics, the future is now. Have you ever wondered, "How is all this possible?"
Delve into the world of genomics, proteomics, genetic sequencing, and other next-gen sciences and immerse yourselves in a universe of infinite possibilities. The students in this camp learn about bioinformatics techniques, learn to use powerful databases and tools, and explore cutting-edge computational biology research relating to biotechnology and medicine.This dry lab comes with an introduction to bioinformatic tools like BLAST, which gives campers insight into studying protein sequences, conducting comparative analysis of sequences, and the application of computational biology in biomedical research. It will teach the students how mutations can radically change the structure of the proteins, which is a key point in developing personalized medicine.
* We constantly work towards making the curriculum the best for you hence the change is inevitable. Though we try to keep the final curriculum as close to the desciption mentioned above , please accept that there might be some changes in hands on activities or theory .
For eligibility, camp logistics, and more information, please visit FAQs.
CAMP BIOMED in the past
Camp BIOmed is three years old!, NWABR’s first summer camp was organized from July 7, 2014 to August 15, 2014 with two camp tracts - Protein folding (with Fold-It!) held at University of Washington, and Do-It-Yourself with Neuroscience held at Hive Bio. It gradually moved towards three themes running for two years and now has a new fourth theme. From an overall student presence of 82 students across six weeks, Camp BIOmed had a presence of 128 studentsin 2016.
Each Friday, the students from all three camps came together to showcase their projects to each other and to the parents. Each camper gave a presentation (Poster/Power Point) and/or a display project. Parents and campers were very impressed with the quality of the work presented by the campers.
For pictures of the camp, please visit our Facebook page....
Camp BIOmed Goals
- Increase student understanding of how biomedical research is conducted; from exploration and discovery to testing and analysis.
- Increase student awareness of how ethical considerations play a role in research, including the ethical guidelines that govern research.
- Promote awareness of science careers.
- Promote awareness of the unique challenges faced by scientists from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in science.
- Build a supportive community of students, science educators, and scientists.
- Provide staff and mentorship support for students to conduct their own Student Bio Expo project during the school year.