- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Biology
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (203) 582-7558
This one-week intensive program for high school students offers hands-on learning in medical microbiology, including culturing microbes, analyzing results, and diagnosing infectious diseases. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the functions and importance of the human microbiome in health and disease and will learn more about the topics of antibiotic resistance and disease outbreaks.
Microorganisms are all around us and help shape our everyday lives. While some microbes are bad and cause disease, others are vital for maintaining optimal health. This summer explore the exciting world of microbiology and learn strategies and hands-on skills for culturing microbes and diagnosing infectious diseases. Explore the importance of the human microbiome in health and disease, the rise of antibiotic resistance, and local and global challenges of infectious disease outbreaks.
The format of the program includes discussions, laboratory techniques and fun activities designed to reinforce scientific concepts in an informal environment. In addition, participants will meet microbiologists and microbiology students who can offer insight into careers in microbiology.
At the end of this program, you will walk away with:
- Valuable hands-on laboratory skills and techniques commonly performed in clinical and research settings
- Strategies for identifying microorganisms causing infectious diseases
- Understanding of the beneficial microbes that make up the human microbiome and their importance in human health