Tech Camp

Tech Camp
Tech Camp 

Summer 2022: SPACE STILL AVAILALABLE IN SEVERAL PROGRAMS BEING OFFERED AT NO COST!
 

Updated: May 16, 2022  While most programs in our summer 2022 session are officially full at this point, we do have space in the three programs noted below for students in grades 9-12. Thanks to grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, all are being offered at no cost – including both tuition and housing. All levels welcome!

These dynamic weeklong programs each explore a subject area related to regenerative medicine through a collaborative, project-based learning format that emphasizes creative thinking, problem solving and having fun! Programs will be held in-person on the UNH Durham campus. Day and residential options available. 

  • Molecular Visualization Project — July 18-22
    In this project, students will explore the important role of biomolecules, the invisible structures that serve as essential building blocks for all living organisms. Using 3D modeling software, participants will design, color and animate molecules as they learn about their diverse functions. Enter a virtual world where you can create a DNA strand and learn how it stores an organism’s genetic code!
     
  • Cryopreservation Project (Cell Preservation) — July 25-29
    Cryopreservation is the preservation of cells and tissue by freezing them in extremely cold temperatures. It occurs in nature — some wood frogs go into a frozen hibernation state to survive winter — and is even being explored as a means of flash freezing humans for space travel! Cryopreservation is also being used in the field of regenerative medicine to repair and store damaged cells and tissues. Students in this program will engage in a wide variety of hands-on experiments and demonstrations that delve into the applications of cryopreservation past, present and future.
     
  • Bioinformatics Project — July 25-29
    Bioinformatics combines computer programming, big data and biology to help scientists understand and identify patterns in biological data. It is particularly useful in studying genomes and DNA sequencing, as it allows scientists to crunch and organize large amounts of data. Participants in this program will explore how to do biochemistry with a computer, as well as learn about proteins, DNA, RNA and entire genomes.

Amy Booth

Tech Camp Questions? Ask Amy!
Amy Booth is a key member of the Tech Camp team. If you have any questions about this year’s programs, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Amy has been affiliated with Tech Camp and the Tech for Teachers Institute since 2015. She attended the latter for three consecutive summers before taking on various positions at Tech Camp, including day counselor, project assistant and project leader. She assumed the role of project director for our NH CREATES workforce development initiative in the fall of 2021. Contact email: amy.booth@unh.edu. Our FAQ may also be of interest.


 

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UNH Tech Camp hires day and night counselors for the three-week sessions in July. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic STEM undergraduates and graduate students who enjoy working with youth and helping them learn about science and engineering!

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