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Biotechnology Summer Academy

Biotechnology Summer Academy exposes high school students to the numerous career opportunities available in biotechnology. Students are mentored by USU faculty who work in various disciplines. The week’s activities include communication workshops, lectures and demonstrations, laboratory training, field trips, mentoring and research.

The program is an intensive five-day internship involving a biotechnology-related project. Faculty from several departments at Utah State University volunteer their time, talents and labs to teach students and involve them in current research.


When will it take place? June 28 - July 2, 2021 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this program has been cancelled for this year.

How do I apply? An application form can be found in the program brochure and online.  Applications are due May 21, 2021.

Who should attend? High school freshman through seniors interested in bioscience, medicine and engineering.

Where is it held? The five-day program is held on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

What does it cost? The fee is $200 and includes five days of room and board. Travel to and from the University is the student’s responsibility.

What will I gain? Experience and exposure to real-world issues in biotechnology. Students explore everything from plants, soils, food, nutrition, animal and veterinary sciences, to current topics in genomics and cloning.

Each student is assigned to work with a specific group for the duration of the program. Faculty and members of their laboratory guide students through the planning and practice of daily research experiments and activities. Students gain exposure to facets of the group's research by being integrated in the daily work of the laboratory.

For more information contact:

Ken Olsen: (435) 797-2753;