• Summer Stem Program

Introducing GMGI’s summer course for high school students -

Summer STEM: Fish Fraud Forensics

Fish Fraud Forensics is our exciting one-week laboratory course that launched in July of 2018, the first of many future summer courses that will be taught in the unique biotech lab at Gloucester Biotechnology Academy.

The SummerSTEM courses are designed for students ages 13-18 who want a hands-on research experience, working with modern equipment and using real scientific methods to solve problems.

Our first course, Fish Fraud Forensics, combines biotechnology and forensics, only this time the CSI team is investigating a real-world problem about fish: how to identify different species of fish by using biotechnology methods.

Students will play the part of a scientific investigator! Participants will extract DNA from fresh fish samples and then use modern biotechnology methods to identify their fish specimen. Each student will have their own laboratory manual, where they will record their data and observations.

On Friday, the final day of the course, students will analyze their findings and present their results to the class.The identity of the mystery fish will then be revealed!

The course will be taught by the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy staff and volunteers. Each student will have ample guidance and support in this real-world investigation of fish fraud.

Check Back for the Summer 2019 Schedule!


HOW TO REGISTER

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions, please contact John Doyle, Education Director at john.doyle@gmgi.org or 978.491.5968.


WHO WOULD ENJOY SUMMER STEM?

  • Anyone interested in real-world science and learning in a hands-on environment.
  • High school students, ages 13 to 18
  • There is no math or science experience needed to participate.
    Curriculum will be designed to meet all student needs.

WHEN

Please check back soon for SummerSTEM 2019 Schedule


TUITION

Tuition for Fish Fraud Forensics: $400, for one student. $300 each if two siblings enroll.

Tuition covers all supplies, consumables, lab coats, and the lab manual which students keep.

We provide need-based financial aid to those who qualify. Please inquire for more information.


WHAT IS STEM?

As our world and the problems we encounter become increasingly complex, there is a collective need for students to become proficient in applying the skills learned in science, technology, engineering, and math, more commonly known as the STEM disciplines. At Gloucester Biotechnology Academy, our innovative, hands-on curricula provide students with the resources and support to learn all four aspects of the STEM disciplines. Whether they are enrolled in professional training at the Academy or one of our Summer STEM programs, students are immersed in real-world laboratory workflows that are designed to foster critical thinking, problem solving, experimentation, data collection and analysis, effective communication, and a love of science.

All of our programs provide a foundation in the core scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics. Students learn how to conduct scientific experiments on DNA and proteins in a state-of-the-art laboratory facility equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation. The biochemical engineering and materials science involved in the design of the instrumentation and kits used in the laboratory are explained in detail to clarify their internal workings. Students also become familiar with the practical application of mathematics in a laboratory in order to make reliable solutions and buffers, generate standard curves, and analyze data sets. Our goal at Gloucester Biotechnology Academy is to refine our students’ proficiency and confidence in the laboratory and provide the skills needed to address 21st Century challenges.

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

Gloucester Marine
Genomics Institute

417 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
info@gmgi.org
978-879-4575

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