Biotech Academy

June 19 to July 14, 2017

Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 pm 

*No meeting on July 4th

The HudsonAlpha Biotech Academy is an intensive, four-week active learning experience designed to provide a strong foundation in research lab skills as well as an introduction to the latest discoveries in genetics, genomics and biotechnology.

biotech academy

In Academy, students learn basic molecular biology techniques, discover how to identify plant and animal species based on their DNA sequence, study the concepts of genetic engineering by producing and purifying red fluorescent protein and delve into the emerging field of synthetic biology. Additionally, Academy participants visit research labs and associate companies at the HudsonAlpha Institute to explore the various careers and professions available in the field of biotechnology, exposing them to world-class scientists and cutting-edge technology.

The Biotech Academy concludes with student presentations of their work to their families, teachers and friends at an Open Lab and reception.

Attendees are rising juniors or seniors who have been nominated by their school’s science department. Nominations open in February. In 2017, one participant will be selected from each of the following high schools:

Bob Jones High School

Buckhorn High School

Columbia High School

Grissom High School

Hazel Green High School

Huntsville High School

James Clemens High School

Jemison High School

Lee High School

Madison Academy

Madison County High School

New Century High School

New Hope High School

Providence Classical School

Randolph School

Sparkman High School

St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Westminster Christian Academy

If you are an eligible student interested in being nominated to represent your school at the HudsonAlpha Biotech Academy, please talk with your life science teacher and express your interest in being nominated. Teacher nominations will be accepted in February 2017.

For more information check out the FAQs. Still have questions? Contact us at edoutreach@hudsonalpha.org.

The Biotech Academy is made possible through a generous donation from Jean Wessel Templeton.

Navigation

Color Skin