Do you want to play mad scientist and make glow-in-the-dark bacteria? Do you wonder how and why we are cloning animals, or how scientists get DNA and identify what person it came from? Are designer babies a real thing? Why are scientists creating cabbage that contains scorpion venom? These are just a few of the questions we will be exploring as we learn about the fascinating world of biotechnology. In this class, students will learn about Recombinant DNA, genetic engineering, cloning, DNA extraction, CRISPR genes, gel electrophoresis, and PCR. Students will get hands-on experience with biotech laboratory techniques while designing and carrying out experiments. We will explore controversial topics and study the latest and greatest innovations in biology.
Biotechnology: The Science of Today is the Technology of Tomorrow
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 8th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.