Do you know any high school students that would be interested in hands-on learning in the lab by building with biology this summer? Do you want to help mentor students in the lab this summer while overseeing an incredible project? We we will have our iGEM team orientation Saturday the 18th at 10am! Please join even if just to learn about iGEM and what we are doing. This will be a great information session for those that are interested in joining or just a bit curious and want to learn more. This is an amazing opportunity for students which is so much more than your typical summer lab internship! The International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition is an annual event open to undergraduates teams, high school students, and community labs like BUGSS from around the world. Explore the iGEM website: http://igem.org/About
It's kind of a big deal, with teams working all year to make their own genetic machines from existing and novel parts. Examples include a rainbow of pigmented bacteria, banana and wintergreen smelling bacteria, an arsenic biosensor, Bactoblood, and buoyant bacteria. Last year, the Broad Run (Northern VA) team of high school students, who did their work at BUGSS, won a gold medal!
But that’s only the beginning! The Northern VA team is looking to expand and is recruiting additional participants. Know any high school wiz kids who love science? This is a great opportunity to let their creativity flow and build a genetic device of their own design.
The team is looking for high school members as well as mentors!