Exploring Nanobiotechnology & Special Topics in Biotechnology: Farm to Fork (AM and PM Sessions)
June 24-28 | 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm
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Description (AM Session): This is an introductory course to nanobiotechnology, which is the use of existing elements of natural systems to develop new technologies. This discipline helps to indicate the merger of biological research with various fields of nanotechnology. This technical approach to biology allows scientists to imagine and create systems that can be used for biological research. Includes active learning experiences for students working in collaborative groups.
Description (PM Session): Have you ever thought how Dannon or Activia brands sold in market relate to biotechnology? Golden Rice is a variety of rice fortified with vitamin A. This was developed by plant biotechnologists to help kids from developing countries not have fatal diseases resulting from vitamin A deficiency. Every time you sprinkle the meat-tenderizer powder, do you know you are using biotechnology? The powder contains an ingredient that softens the meat that is made using biotechnology. Food producers use Food Biotechnology to produce new products with desirable characteristics such as disease and drought resistant plants, leaner meat, enhanced flavors, and nutritional quality of foods. If you find these topics interesting, then you should come and learn about this exciting field of applied science called Food Biotechnology in this fun-filled summer course.
Age: This camp is for students entering 6th – 8th grade.
Program: BTEC 055 01 SC and BTEC 055 02 SC
Cost: $200 (both the AM and PM sessions of Biotechnology)
Dates: June 24-28, 2019
Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Harrisburg University – 326 Market Street, Harrisburg PA
Instructor: Leena Pattarkine