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Montgomery County Community College Offering a Biotech Camp

Wednesday, May 5, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
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by John GeorgeStaff Writer

Still don’t know what to do with the kids this summer?

You could let them dabble in genetic engineering.

Montgomery County Community College is offering a "Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs” manufacturing summer day camp from June 21 to June 25 at its central campus in Blue Bell, Pa., for high school students who have completed ninth grade.

"Participants will use biotechnology to create a recombinant protein product from start to finish, providing them practical experience to build their confidence and set a foundation if they choose a career in biomanufacturing,” said Kevin Lampe, a biotechnology assistant professor at the college. "There is an ever increasing demand for highly skilled professionals who can design, program and operate technology, and this camp allows students to learn about these opportunities.”

The camp is designed to help inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers. It is part of a national program developed by the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

The registration fee is $25, which includes all materials and a daily lunch. The application deadline is May 10 and space is limited. For more information contact Kevin Lampe at

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