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Students Summer: Biomedical & Veterinary Camp, Penn. State, June.

Penn State Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp, June 27-July 2, 2010, for grades 11. In this program, students spend time in state-of-the-art laboratories guided by veterinary and biomedical sciences faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. They interact with veterinarians, immunologists, and toxicologists, and learn veterinary and biomedical professions through laboratory exercises, lectures, and a tour of a local veterinary practice. Level: 11th grade students. Cost: Program cost: Day-Camp Option price: $405; Residential Option price: $550. Application deadline: June 11, 2010. No new information posted for 2011.

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Website: Biotech resources


The online resource library of Amgen, a biotechnology human therapeutics company, includes An Introduction to Biotechnology and a glossary of terms, both “intended to provide further background on the science of biotechnology.”

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Essay Contest: Biomedical Breakthroughs, (Grades 7 & 8)

The essay contest “Biomedical Breathroughs and My Life” for 7th and 8th grade students in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho, invites essays on how biomedcial research has impacted, or has the potential to impact, someone students know personally. Entry deadline: Dec. 9, 2009.

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