USU offering summer biotechnology academy for high schoolers

Utah State University is offering a week-long Biotechnology Summer Academy for high school students. The academy will take place from July 12 to July 16 at the Center for Integrated BioSystems of the Logan campus. The program places students with faculty mentors who are conducting research over the summer. Fields of interest include science, medicine and engineering. “The academy offers an exciting glimpse into the many research and career opportunities available in biotechnology” says Afifa Sabir, education coordinator and program director. “Nearly half the students in the program return to USU and receive scholarships.” Applications are due on June 7 and are available online in the education section of the website, ( Students entering their junior year or above are selected based on a written statement of interest and GPA. The cost is $200, which includes room, board, materials and activities.

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