miRcore, a non-profit organization, will be leading a computational biology research camp for academically motivated 8th-12th grade students. Our camp is not a one-time summer event; it serves as a platform to recruit students to the miRcore volunteer program (MVP*), which campers are invited to join.
*MVP is free and meets every weekend throughout the academic year (September through May). We meet two hours in person and, as needed, online. With us, students learn computer programming, how to conduct research in computational biology, how to fundraise to support research on a certain topic, and leadership. MVP students are also GIDAS (Genes In Diseases And Symptoms) club leaders at their schools, teaching peers what they have learned from us. Students grow in our program and develop a firm basis for reaching their potential in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, medicine).
Date: June 1 – June 5, 2020 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Clough Undergraduate Commons, Georgia Institute of Technology campus
- Expose high school students to career opportunities in biomedicine through hands-on experience in computational genomics to prepare them for the era of medical genomics, when all clinicians must be well-acquainted with genetic discoveries, technologies, and applications.
- Give research opportunities to 8th-12th grade students beyond the school setting.
- Identify future GIDAS (Genes In Diseases And Symptoms) club leaders.