Camp BIOmed Information
At Camp BIOmed students will take part in hands-on experiments at local biomedical businesses and research facilities, track their own findings as part of these experiments in lab journals, and tour local Seattle biomedical organizations. Each week of the summer camp will conclude with a culminating expo where campers will share group and individual projects and contributions.
Camp is open to all students entering 9th-12th grade for the upcoming school year. Camp sessions are weekly between July 7-August 15, 2014.
The cost for the camp varies from $525-615 depending on the camp theme. Financial assistance for each of the camp theme is available.
- Bioethics through Gaming(Week 1-6)
Four historic case studies based on award-winning NWABR ethics curriculum inspire this high-energy game development laboratory. Qualified and experienced science professionals coach small camper groups to engage in investigative experiences, collaborations and value assessments, and encourage students from all study areas to generate possible solutions to ethical scientific challenges.
During culminationg expo,each friday, participants review prior four days at camp, combine their passion for research and ethics via gaming, evaluate the strengths of the games and work together to improve the overall user experience with subject-matter experts.
- Do It Yourself with Neuroscience
Do It Yourself with HiveBio (Week 1):
Campers use Hive Bio lab facilities to manipulate tools and technology to solve scientific questions in neuroscience. Experiences may inlcude sheep brain dissection, observation of fish embryos, building your own microscope and other scientific methods. Hive Bio creates an immersion in what it’s like to be a professional scientist, by inspiring young scientists with the thrill of discovery.
Do It Yourself with Hive Bio and CSNE (Week 2-Week 6):
In addition to the above DIY lab description, the students will learn about neurological disorders, about the connection between neuro-impulses and action, harnessing the activation energy in their muscles to compete in the WrestleBrainia 3000, a robotic arm wrestling device controlled through EMG electrodes, or donning an Emotiv cap to control a computer icon using only their thoughts.
Click here, for bios of the instrctors at Hive Bio.
- "FoldIt!: Proteins, DNA, and the Origami of Life" (Week1-6)
Developed by UW Department of Biochemistry, the Foldit online video game and UW Center for Game Science join students to illuminate functional elements of specialized proteins and solve various scientific puzzles. The game is to fold the proteins in the best way possible, using amino acid chemical puzzles.
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.