Seattle BioMed - BioQuest Academy
BioQuest Academy occurs at Seattle BioMed - the largest independent institute in the country solely dedicated to the elimination of global infectious diseases such as AIDS, influenza, malaria and TB. Our research is pivotal to the development of new vaccines, medicines and strategies to combat these illnesses that largely claim the lives of over 12 million people each year.
At BioQuest Academy, Seattle BioMed scientists will teach students real lab skills, share their passion for overcoming devastating global infectious diseases and will help advance your student’s senior year steps into college and post-secondary opportunities. We are the only lab- based education program located within the footprint of a research institute focused on global health. Careers in the Healthcare sector are experiencing a rapid growth in Washington State and at BioQuest, we are committed to getting our high school students ready and trained for this growth.
The BioQuest Academy application is open to all juniors in Washington state high schools. Under-represented students are strongly encouraged to apply, which includes both traditionally under-represented racial groups as well as low-income students, students with limited STEM resources and students who are first in their family going to college.
Applications and more information can be found at:www.bioquestacademy.org.
This year the application process for camps will differ slightly from previous years. The applications open on March 9 and they will accept applications until 11:59pm March 16. Those who apply within this time frame will receive notification of their application status by March 23, after which they will switch to rolling admissions for any spaces left.
Camp Offerings for Summer 2015:
6/29 - 7/2 High School Co-Ed: Physical Computing
7/7 - 7/10 High School Co-Ed: Physical Computing
7/21 - 7/24 Middle School Co-Ed: Android Apps
7/27 - 7/31 Girls High School
8/3 - 8/7 Girls High School
8/11 - 8/14 Middle School Co-Ed: Android Apps
8/10 - 8/14 Girls Middle School
8/17 - 8/21 Girls Middle School
More information is available at the camps website: http://camps.cs.washington.edu/
Washington Aerospace Scholars
Student participation in WAS is limited to students who are high school juniors who are at least 16 years of age, U.S. citizens, and residents of Washington state. Students should have an interest in and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and/or math and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with a GPA below a 3.0 can apply for admission on a conditional basis, and will be upgraded to full status once adequate academic progress is shown. Participants must also be able to access the internet (at home, school, or a public library).
Phase One of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program consists of an online curriculum. Students who perform well on Phase One will have an opportunity to participate in Phase Two, a six-day summer residency hosted by The Museum of Flight in Seattle. At the Summer Residency, participants will work with professional engineers on the design of a human mission to Mars. Summer residency participants will also receive briefings from experts, tour engineering facilities, and compete in a variety of hands on engineering challenges.Student applications will be available mid-September 2014 for the 2014-15 session of WAS atmuseumofflight.org/WAS. Stay tuned for more information in September.