Three sessions of the same program will be held  in July and August, 2018, at Whitehead Institute, 455 Main Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Each session will cover the same content, so students may only apply for one session. Additional details will be available in February. Lunch will be provided each day.

Below is sample schedule from the 2017 program:

9:00 am - 9:15 am        Registration

9:15 am - 10:15 am       DNA/Chromosomal Staining of Onions

10:15 am - 10:25 am     Break

10:25 am - 11:25 am     Genetics Module

11:25 pm - 11:35 am     Break

11:35 am - 11:50 am     Students Grouped by Favorite Lens

11:55 am - 12:30 pm    Lunch

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm      Fruit Fly Behavior

1:40 pm- 2:55 pm        Introduction to Art in Science: The Concept of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

3:00 pm   Adjourn


For more information, contact Amy Tremblay at

*Friday’s session will end by 1:00 pm.

Middle school students learning about protein formation

Middle school students using a bead model to learn about proteins

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