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Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS) – University of Chicago - Summer Session

Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)

Academic College credit Residential College access Stem

University of Chicago - Summer Session

Date/Time: Jun 13, 2022 - Jul 8, 2022    
Ages: 15-17
Cost: $13,200.00

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This four-week intensive training program is designed to expose students to a broad range of molecular, microbiological, and cell biological techniques currently used in research laboratories. Students are immersed in the research experience, giving them a taste of "life at the bench". Using a project-based approach, the course progresses from a survey of basic lab techniques to the application of current molecular techniques in developmental biology and microbiology. Most of a typical day in RIBS is spent in lab. Lectures will also be presented to provide background and introduce new concepts. Since communication skills are important in science, students will keep lab notebooks and they will make several group presentations. The course ends with a research forum in which the students present the results of their projects. Successful completion of the course will give participants the experience and confidence to work in a research laboratory. This is the most rigorous of the pre-college offerings in BIOS, requiring that students have a demonstrated passion for science, with strong performances in high school biology, math, and chemistry (honors or advanced level preferred if available). Students who have completed a significant amount of lab work outside of class may find this course repetitive.


University of Chicago Summer Session Office
5801 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


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