Program Overview - Students

    Support for this program
    is provided by the USDA.
Tuskegee University, in collaboration with Iowa State University and support from the USDA, is offering high school students an intensive, hands-on workshop in molecular biotechnology and genomics as applied to agriculture. This 4-day workshop (Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015) provides students with an opportunity to gain vital design, methodology and analysis research training within the context of molecular biology, biotechnology and genomics.

Students will be provided the opportunity to work with career scientists from Tuskegee University and Iowa State University to learn about the latest technological developments in these areas. Students will be challenged to utilize and expand their current knowledge in practical applications during hands-on laboratory instruction. Students are encouraged to actively engage in the workshop and acquire tools which will make them more successful in their path to continuing their education (e.g. college, specialized training) and establishing their career. Students will receive a $300 stipend upon completion of the 4-day workshop.

Program Goals and Objectives:

(1) To provide a background and first-hand experience in the design, methods, and analysis of research associated with molecular biotechnology and genomics;
(2) To introduce the value of scientific inquiry in the context of molecular biology, biotechnology and genomics;
(3) To provide tools, experience, and ongoing relationships with career scientists and learn about latest developments in molecular biology, biotechnology and genomics; to learn more about science and the scientific career path.