GMGI’s summer course for middle and high school students -
SummerSTEM: Fish Fraud Forensics
Fish Fraud Forensics is our exciting one-week laboratory course that launched in July of 2018.
The SummerSTEM courses are designed for students ages 12-17 who want a hands-on research experience, working with modern equipment and using authentic scientific methods to solve problems.
Our current 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 play the part of a scientific investigator by extracting DNA from samples of fresh fish and then use modern biotechnology methods to identify the species. Each student will be provided their own laboratory manual, where they will record their data and observations.
On Friday, the final day of the course, students analyze their findings and present their results to the class.The identity of the mystery fish will then be revealed!
The course is taught by the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy staff and volunteers. Each student will have ample guidance and support in this mock investigation of fish fraud.