Entering 7 – 9

Body Systems and Biomedical Innovations

Are you interested in gene editing and other innovations that can help people with chronic diseases and other conditions? In this program, you will deepen your knowledge of body systems, investigate how some of these systems may break down, and explore how scientists and engineers are working to solve these problems. Together we will use actual diagnostic techniques to solve medical mysteries for fictitious patients. Dissect a simulated heart, step inside a blood vessel and a cell in our Planetarium, and interview practicing doctors to learn more about their field. Also, learn about CRISPR, a current gene-editing technology, and acquire skills for designing and prototyping a prosthetic hand.

Two students are working on a science activity during the Body Systems and Biomedical Innovations program.

Camp Info

Dates: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m, 07/10/2023 – 07/14/2023

Location: Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley Campus

Housing: No on-campus housing available.

Food: Participants bring lunch and snacks from home.

Program Tuition: $995 or $895(reduced)

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A Day in the Life

Our days begin with gathering on campus and signing in to our respective tracks. Teens head to their lab spaces and form an opening circle to frame the day, including a quick social check-in and themed invitation to learning. Teens then engage in related explorations and investigations in small groups, such as dissecting a sheep heart, closely observing  human brains and conducting brain science investigations, building model lungs or a model digestive system, doing a DNA extraction, or running patient diagnostics. Midday, teens take time to eat lunch on a campus green and enjoy some social downtime together. Afternoons continue investigations and incorporate tours to related labs, museum exhibits, and sites on and off campus. Alternatively, grad students or faculty may join the group for Q&A and sharing about cutting-edge research happening on or off campus. Content wraps up with a closing circle around 3:45 p.m., and the teens gather together again for additional science and engineering career pathway programming in mixed groups. This can include a campus tour, current student panel Q&A, and other personal or professional development workshops. Teens head home at 5:30 p.m.

Staff Bio

Coming soon… All staff are experts in the related field and go through an extensive interview process and background check.