JUNE 2019

Lead Teacher Elizabeth Brannon at the Gloucester High School Career Fair

The Search Continues: Gloucester Biotechnolgy Academy Class of 2020 Starting to Take Shape

It is that time of year again -- Gloucester Biotechnology Academy is looking for our next group of eager students interested in careers as laboratory technicians. Throughout early 2019, Academy staff attended and hosted over twenty events in search of students for the Class of 2020. Academy staff participated in three open houses, attended two career fairs, and provided info sessions at six local schools as well as four community organizations. Three applicants had the chance to shadow current students in the lab. Staff provided numerous tours of the Academy to interested students. At the Marine Science Symposium attended by more than 50 high school students (and hosted by the Massachusetts Marine Educators Academy and Northeastern University Marine Science Center) Academy staff extracted fish DNA using household products.

The Class of 2020 is filling up quickly – much faster than in prior years. The majority of applicants continue to be from Gloucester, with the remaining students coming from Beverly, Essex, Ipswich, Rockport and other Cape Ann communities. And this year, well over half of the applicants are female -- a switch in majority from the previous three classes. The age of applicants ranges from 18 to 26, with an average age of 20.

Are you interested in attending Gloucester Biotechnology Academy? Do you know someone who is? Space is still available for the 2019-2020 school year. Visit our website to download the application. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the class has reached its full capacity of 20 students.

2019 Graduate Brittany Nielsen (in white lab coat) talks with prospective students during an Open House at the Academy

Our mission is to conduct world-class marine biotechnology research which expands the regional economy.

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417 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Gloucester Biotechnology

55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930

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