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Summer Pre College Biotechnology at UC Berkeley

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 27

Age Range - 14-18 yrs

Session DatesDuration
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks

This camp at UC Berkeley is possibly the perfect gateway to Biotechnology for 14-18 years olds.

Biotechnology at UC Berkeley

This is a unique opportunity to work in a biotech lab on state-of-the-art equipment with scientists Summer program for teens to immerse themselves in the Bay Area's cutting edge biotech scene.

Course Overview

Are you interested in medicine, science and technology? Is your goal to create a life saving drug? This is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain real exposure and hands-on experience working in a state-of-the-art science lab utilizing advanced equipment. The goal of this program is to provide students intensive laboratory experience relevant to the biotechnology field, and to understand fundamental chemical processes common in prokaryotic and eukaryotic biology, and classical and molecular genetics with an emphasis on gene expression and genetic engineering.    Your lab time will take place at a brand new science center equipped with the latest technology and equipment, so you’ll be among the first to have hands-on experience working with these cutting-edge instruments in a laboratory environment. In addition, you’ll be instructed by PhD candidates from the University of California Berkeley, meaning that you’ll have the guidance and support of some of the brightest minds in the field at your disposal.   Your instructors from UC Berkeley include Dhruv Patel, a PhD candidate in Plant Biology who specializes in communicating the complex biology of genome engineering to diverse audiences, and Luis Valentin, a PhD candidate in Microbiology whose research interests include Genome Editing Tools and CRISPR Biology.

Program Highlights

  • Students will have class in a lab, and work alongside their instructor discovering treatments for various diseases

  • Start with molecule design and compound creation, and follow the process to the point of in vitro biological activity

  • Take part in a trypsin purification program as well as grow a protein in e-coli

  • Learn how to isolate a protein, and see how it reacts to various compounds in an advanced research laboratory

  • Create a molecule, and test its biological results practicing the scientific method from hypothesis to conclusion

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure:

Hands-On Learning

  • Students do their daily class directly inside a biotechnology lab or a fully equipped lab space within a state-of-the-art science center. This past summer students toured JLabs and other incubators in San Diego, as well as met with scientists from Sazid Hussain, Chief Scientific Officer of Aivo Code, a biotech company working on therapies for traumatic brain injuries.

Career Exploration

  • With industry professionals leading extensive discussions, along with visits to biotech incubators and the opportunity for students to experience hands on laboratory experimentation, this course provides wide ranging facets of learning related to the biotech industry that sets students up for future success.

Program Options

  • **Residential: **Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, Academic Course, weekend excursions; Excludes: optional airport pickup/drop off service (available for an additional fee)
  • Extended Day Course : Includes: lunch, dinner, excursions, academic course, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions; Excludes: lodging, breakfast
  • **Day Course: **Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday; Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, weekend excursions

Excursions at UC Berkeley

Students may visit Stantec, one of the world’s top-tier design engineering firms. At Mission Bay, Stantec is helping the University of California, San Francisco transform cancer care. In Golden Gate Park, they partnered to design the California Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s greenest museums.

Activities & Trips

Since we are based in Berkeley, San Francisco and Silicon Valley are also at our doorstep. We will explore the world-class resources of the entire region to expose you to one of the most innovative and exciting areas in the entire world. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

Berkeley, California

  • As is true in most college towns, UC Berkeley is the community's arts and culture center. During your free time, you'll have time to explore the area around downtown Berkeley. Enjoy locally-sourced inspiration wherever you turn: scenic parks, famous stages, and renowned restaurants.

San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge

  • What better way to explore a city than a scavenger hunt around San Francisco. As students travel through the city, they are tasked to take photos and some famous landmarks: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, and a cable car!

Track-Specific Excursions

  • In order to take full advantage of everything the Bay Area offers, each academic program may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience. Previous visits have included: Google, Facebook, Bloomberg TV, San Francisco Chronicle, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and more.

California's Great America

  • California's Great America is a 100-acre amusement park located in Santa Clara. The park has appeared in 1994 films Beverly Hills Cop III and Getting Even with Dad. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication.

UC Berkeley

Summer Springboard program for high school students on the campus of UC Berkeley.

Campus Overview

• Visit some of the most dynamic and innovative companies and organizations in Silicon Valley and across the Bay Area, such as Apple, Stanford University, and other institutions. • Explore some of the most famous landmarks in San Francisco: The Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and more! • Cheer on the San Francisco Giants baseball team and enjoy America's favorite summer pastime. • Have fun at California's Great America amusement park featuring Gold Striker, a top-ranked wooden roller coaster.

Accommodation

Just like a college student at UC Berkeley, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, mirror and a closet. Your Resident Advisor (RA) will live on your hall to create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Berkeley. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.

Security

All dormitories have 24-hour security and use electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. Cal security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Berkeley summer program for high school students.

Facilities

Your dormitory is part of a complex of buildings around a courtyard. Each building has laundry facilities, lounges and high speed wireless internet throughout. The university is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.

Dining

Most meals on campus will be at the local dining hall, conveniently located near our dormitory. We can accommodate diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

SessionStartEndDurationPrice
2 Weeks Full Board6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00
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