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What We Offer
Immersive, Individualized Research Projects
Campers will have the opportunity to work in small groups with nationally recognized high school researchers to conduct a specialized biology research project from start to finish, to be published in Illuminate. Students will gain exclusive research experience, valuable computer science skills, and close-knit friendships with passionate peers from around the nation.
Exclusive Courses and Research Skills
Camp Illumina's core course - Scientific Writing and Presentation - is tailored to build valuable research presentation skills, with a focus on developing the scientific voice, creativity, and confidence of each of our campers. This course, as well as the immersive research paths that we offer, are exclusive to Camp Illumina. They are not offered in any other sessions.
Specialized, Student-Selected Research Paths
All campers will have the opportunity to select from frontier research paths, including bioinformatics and systems biology, each headed by an accomplished high school researcher. This self-guided path selection will allow students to explore a topic of their true interest, and discover their passions by investigating real-world problems in a field that they love.
Colloquium Talks and Research Symposium
Colloquium talks featuring accomplished guest speakers and fun special events are held during Camp Illumina. Campers will present their finished research project at an end-of-camp symposium that is open to friends, family, and the public!