FORMS & PROCESS

Medical History/Waiver Forms will be mailed upon receipt of registration. Please complete and return no later than two (2) weeks prior to the opening of the camp.

A confirmation letter/information on check-in times, what to bring to residence hall, rules of conduct, and other details will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.

If you have any special needs or accommodations, please telephone (800) 562-9130, ext. 3808 or (231) 591-3808.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS

All requests for refunds or cancellations received in writing two (2) weeks prior to camp start date will be honored, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than two (2) weeks prior to camp start date will not be refunded.

Ferris State University reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment with full refund.

QUESTIONS

For questions regarding registration and/or payment, call Conference & Professional Services at (800) 562-9130, ext. 3808 or (231) 591-3808.

 Biotechnology Summer Experience

July 6 - July 11, 2014 • Big Rapids, Michigan

Register NowBiotech Camp

For high school students, aged 14 years and up.

If you are a student who is interested in genetics, biotechnology, cancer biology, microbiology, forensic biology, medical research or agricultural research, you will want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn in a laboratory setting!

Spend a week in a research lab learning techniques and performing experiments:

• DNA Sequencing
• The Human Genome Project
• Personalized Medicine
• Forensic Biology
• Microbiology

This is an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most rapidly developing and fascinating areas of medical science, agricultural science, and biology.

Biotech Camp

All campers will spend the week learning laboratory techniques and performing experiments related to the human genome project, forensic biology, microbiology, and biotechnology.  The experience takes campers beyond the traditional classroom experience to learn in a more lab intensive manner, no lectures! 

As part of the laboratory exercises, all campers will sequence and analyze a portion of their own DNA for genes related to athletic ability, sleep patterns, taste preferences and caffeine tolerance. 

Campers will also learn how to work with bacteria and how to investigate crime scenes using basic forensic techniques.  In addition campers will receive information about Ferris' Biotechnology program and scholarship opportunities available for incoming students. 

This will be a lab-intensive experience and will include time to work on individual and group laboratory projects. Much of what is learned could form the foundation for a future science fair project.

This is an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most rapidly developing and fascinating fields of biology.

If you are a student who is interested in genetics, cancer, viruses, bacteria, recombinant DNA, forensic biology, or medical research, you will want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn in a laboratory setting!

Students will be housed and provided meals in residence halls at Ferris State University. The  University provides chaperones, also housed in the residence hall where students will be supervised 24 hours a day while attending the camp.

DATES
Sunday, July 6 to Friday, July 11, 2014

LOCATION
Big Rapids, Michigan

TYPE
Week long residential camp with a commuter registration option.

COST
$650 Residence Hall, $585 Commuter. Includes materials and supplies, instruction, residence hall room (unless commuter), meals and campus activities.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
June 20, 2014  (Space limited to 25, Reserve your space today!)