**BIO@Tech has been canceled indefinitely**

Summer Program for High School Students

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During the summer the Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences and Center for Education Integrating Science, Math and Computing offers BIO@TECH, an intensive three-week investigative biology experience for high school students with strong interests in the biological sciences. Topics included in each session will vary, and include selections from the following:

  • "Glow Germs " - creating bacterial cells that glow in the dark.
  • "CSI: GT" - DNA forensics.
  • "Power of the Plankton" - ecology of oceanic and freshwater plankton (includes field trip).
  • "Daughters of Eve" - mitochondrial DNA ancestry.
  • "Life on the Edge" - microbes found in harsh and extreme environments.
  • "Breaking the Code" - DNA sequencing and identification.
  • "Green Genes" - detecting genetically modified foods.

When and Where

Two identical three-week sessions of BIO@TECH will be offered this summer. Session I begins late May and runs through mid June. Session II begins early July and runs through late July. Students participate in lectures and laboratory experiments from 9:00am until 4:00pm at Georgia Tech's School of Biological Sciences. There will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon of each session as well as a lunch break.

The program is ideal for local students although out-of-town students who arrange their own local accommodations (family, friends) are welcome to apply. We regret to inform you that we cannot assist in helping you arrange local accommodations.


BIO@TECH is taught by Georgia Tech faculty and instructors in the School of Biological Sciences, and by Patricia Mote of Georgia State University, recipient of 2003-2004 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement. Under the direction of these faculty, students explore key breakthroughs and issues in current biology, as well as the challenges they represent to society.


The application is completed online by clicking here. You can save and come back to edit your application (excluding your recommender's information) until TBD at 5:00 PM Eastern. You can check the status of each requirement when you login to the Online Application. Please note that Room and Board are not provided.

The complete Application requires:

  • An Application Form
  • A Student Essay of Interest
  • Two (2) Teacher Recommendations ( an upload link will be emailed to the recommender's email address entered in your application)
  • Application Fee of $25 (mailed to address below)

Selection Process and Fees

Fifteen to twenty-four rising 11th and 12th graders with a strong interest in biology, chemistry, or biomedical sciences will be selected based on a review of their portfolio. Exceptional rising 10th graders will also be considered. Interested students should have completed at least algebra and one year of high school biology. Applications are encouraged particularly from students historically under-represented in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Students accepted into the program must submit a $695.00 tuition fee. The $25.00 non-refundable application and registration fee is not part of the tuition. Please have the $25 Application Fee mailed to (Check payable to Georgia Tech):

Georgia Tech BIO@TECH Program
ATTN: Benita Black
Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences
310 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0230

Application Deadline: TBD @ 5:00 PM Eastern

Waivers and Code of Conduct

Parents or guardians of participating students will be required to sign a liability waiver, an emergency medical release, and a photo release form. This is a formal requirement. At no time will students handle, or be exposed to, radioactive material or high-energy radiation, or noxious, toxic chemicals.

Successful completion of BIO@TECH includes mandatory attendance. Students whose behavior is deemed by the BIO@TECH instructors to be disruptive to the learning environment will be asked to leave.


In a nutshell...

What: Bio@Tech Summer Program **CANCELED INDEFINITELY**
Session I: late May thru mid June 
Session II: early July thru late July
Application Fee: $25.00 
Deadline: TBD @ 5 PM Eastern 
Tuition: $ 695.00 
Contact: Benita Black - {at} 

BIO@TECH is sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Biological Sciences and the Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Education Integrating Science, Math and Computing (An Equal Education and Employment Opportunity Institution)