The program was held Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Students met at Whitehead Institute, Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lunch was provided each day.

In the science lab section of the program, students practiced hands-on lab skills such as pipetting, using lab equipment, and some basic molecular and microbiology skills.  We delved into how cancer occurs and progresses.   

In the art lab section, students explored the art of weaving through basket and tapestry making.  We challenged students to find their own connections between art and science!

Below is sample schedule:


 Day 1

 Day 2

 Day 3

 Day 4

 Day 5

 AM: Science 


 Intro to Lab
 and Lab


 Intro to 


 Finish  experiments  

 Random weave

 PM: Art


Intro to weaving
and wire sculpture 

 Intro to




 Prep for Art Show

 Write and rehearse
 artist statements

Students working on an art project

Students working on an art project.

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