2016 Summer Camp

Computational Biology Research Camps for High School Students



DATE: July 11-15, 2016 and August 1 – 5, 2016 (Computational Biology Camp) ; August 8 – 12, 2016 (Biotechnology Camp) ; August 15 – 19, 2016 (Camp for R programming)

TIME: 9 am – 4:30 pm


LOCATION: Undergraduate Science Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


INTENDED AUDIENCE: Current (2015-16) high school and 8th grade students (young women and men) interested in computer, math, biology, and medicine.

Students with camp certificates will be qualified to become miRcore volunteers. High school volunteer program runs throughout the school year, determining a disease of focus of the year, collaborating with similar level students to research the disease, and leading a school club GIDAS (Genes in Diseases and Symptoms). Out-of-state students can join the volunteer meetings through an online meeting platform.



FEE*: $485 for each week (discount with premium membership, limited partial scholarship available)


Bring a laptop and lunch (morning and afternoon snacks will be provided).


Sponsor: Women In Science and Engineering (WISE)




  1. To expose high school students to career opportunities in biomedicine through hands-on experience in computational genomics and prepare them for the emerging era of medical genomics, when all doctors must be well-acquainted with genetic discoveries, technologies, and applications.
  2. Give research opportunities to high school students beyond the school setting.
  3. Identify potential GIDAS (Genes In Diseases And Symptoms) club leaders at their schools


Refund Policy

The $50 administrative fee for each week will not be refunded once the camp application is accepted.

If a student withdraws, the camp fee paid minus the administrative fee will be refunded if we are notified by May 15, 2016.

If a student withdraws between May 16 and June 30, 2016, we will refund 50 percent of the camp fee paid.

No refund will be given from July 1, 2016.