This year’s miRcore’s Biotechnology summer camp was a big success. The participants had hands-on experience in a wet-lab, and with the UNIX command line while accessing U-M’s High Performance Computing cluster, Flux, in a research setting. For the second year in a row MICDE and ARC-ts sponsored the campers to access Flux as they learned the steps that are needed to run code in a computer cluster. The camp also combined theoretical thermodynamic practices that gave participants an overall research experience in nucleotide biotechnology.
miRcore’s camps are designed to expose high school students to career opportunities in biomedicine and to provide research opportunities beyond the classroom setting. For more information please visit http://www.mircore.org/summer-camps/.