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N.C. State University offers Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Sciences for high school students

January 24, 2007

North Carolina State University began accepting applications Jan. 24 for a month-long summer program for high school students that allows students to earn college credit for biotechnology and life sciences courses.

N.C. State's Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Sciences allows high school students to take college-level courses. The program, from July 9 through Aug. 3, is designed to introduce students to career opportunities in biotechnology and the life sciences while also giving them a head start in their college career. The program offers residential and non-residential options.

Students must have at least a 3.5 weighted GPA and have completed basic high school biology and/or chemistry to enroll. Some scholarship funding is available. Students may take one of three courses: Introduction to Molecular Biology, Introduction to Microbiology and Biochemistry or Principles of Applied Biotechnology.

Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until each course is filled. Each course features hands-on experience with cutting-edge scientific techniques. Students will interact with undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and faculty at N.C. State. The program also features tours of research facilities and enterprises in Research Triangle Park, where students will learn about scientific careers.

Applications and program information are available on-line at http://www.cifr.ncsu.edu/scibls/ or by calling 919.513.7762. Questions may also be e-mailed to summer_college@ncsu.edu.

The program is provided by N.C. State's Center for Integrated Fungal Research, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the National Science Foundation, The Biomanufacturing and Training Center at N.C. State, and the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation.

- Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu -

Posted by Dave at January 24, 2007 01:37 PM