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Manipulating Life Itself : SynBio Summer Camp
with Shaun Moshasha
Splice DNA together and create your own glowing bacteria! We are entering the era of biotechnology where designer organisms are being created to solve the world’s biggest problems like hunger, clean water, and pollution. Unfortunately, not everything always goes as planned….what happens when we must decide to wipe out an entire species to save our own? Dive into the world of synthetic biology by learning microbiology and genetic engineering techniques in the lab, as well as the ethics needed to make sure we use this technology for good and not evil!
The Human Cyborg : Summer Camp
You and me ain’t nothin’ but mammals, but what is a mammal than just a biological machine?! Make a working model of an arm and design your own circulatory system in this exploration of the Human Animal! But what pieces of us can be replaced by machine?! You’ll have so much fun that you won’t even realize you’re learning biology, anatomy, biomechanics and prosthetics, and the physics of the human body!