Genome Hackers is a hands-on science and coding summer camp for high school girls and gender minorities that introduces participants to basic computer programming and bioinformatics tools. Genome Hackers is run by graduate students in the Genome Sciences department at the University of Washington. We hope to show students what it is like to be a researcher in a lab and we have designed lots of hands-on lab and computational experiments. As a camp in the summer time, we try to keep it low-stress - no homework!
During camp, participants will:
- Work with a set of genes that are common among many species in the animal kingdom
- Get exposure to different model organism systems that we use in genetics
- Learn tools that are used to understand how genes compare across species
- Develop basic programming skills (great for beginners!)
- Use common bioinformatics tools that you can use at home
- Discuss ethics in science
- Learn how to design and present scientific projects
- High school student (starting 9th-12th grade this fall; students starting college in the fall will also be considered)
- Identify as female or a gender minority (example: Woman, Non-binary, Two-spirit, etc.)
- Excited to learn more about biology, genetics, and computer science
When is the application due?
Please submit your application by July 1st at 11:59 PM PDT. If there are still spots available, we will extend this deadline and continue to accept applications until the remaining spots are filled.
When is camp?
8/7/23 - 8/11/23
9:15am - 3:30pm
Link to application: https://genomehackers.org/applying/
If you have any additional questions about the camp or about the application please email: firstname.lastname@example.org