Camp BioMed, presented by The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, is a bioscience intensive summer camp for high school students. This summer HiveBio hosted the Neuroscience track of this exciting new summer camp, with field trips to Quorum and the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering.
The camp consisted of six one-week sessions where high school students were able to get some hands on experience in neuroscience and molecular biology. On Mondays students toured Quorum and learned the intricacies of IRB review, then learned the first steps of gel electrophoresis at HiveBio. Over the course of the week the HiveBio curriculum covered topics such as bioethics, molecular biology, microscopy, and basic neurobiology. In these hands-on classes students were able to perform a sheep brain dissection, build their own smartphone microscopes, perform gel electrophoresis and partake in group activities that focused on molecular biology and neuroscience. On Fridays our students took a field trip to Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering to explore the intersection between neuroscience and technology.
High school students learn about neuroanatomy and perform a hands-on dissection of a sheep brain.
Each week was a unique and fun experience with a whole new set of students. We’re already building new curriculum and looking forward to next year’s Camp BioMed!