Biotech: Transforming the Life Sciences

Biotech: Transforming the Life Sciences

Date(s) & Location(s):
June 24 - 28, 2024 in Durham, NC
July 22 - 26, 2024 in Durham, NC
Grades Eligible:
Rising  5th 6th
Course Description:

The NC Biotech industry is booming!  In recent years venture capitalists have invested more than $22 billion in Research Triangle Park!  Our NCSSM Early Accelerators will interview scientists that are engineering living organisms or parts of cells to solve our most compelling  health and agricultural challenges.  Throughout the week we will observe, collect, and study our campus’ urban wildlife from microbiology to macro fauna.  Our final project will be a collective effort to explore current threats to humanity, the opportunities for biotech, the inherent ethical dilemmas, and imagine possible future solutions.


Students will identify NC’s most challenging environmental issues, and interview the engineers designing biotechnology to solve our most pressing problems.

Shannon Hardy