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Status

Closed

Estimated Completion Time

To enroll in this offering students must also be enrolled in the corresponding UNH offering. See UNH offerings for registration deadlines.
https://ceps.unh.edu/outreach/tech-camp/programs/techventurers

Overview

The remote UNH Tech Camp Micro-Internship offering extends your learning into the real world as you perform tasks preparing you for STEM careers. You will research a particular career field, including the various pathways into a specific career, and use your work produced at camp as an authentic product or deliverable to demonstrate your understanding of tasks associated with this career. UNH Tech Camp is offered by the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and makes available the benefits of a research campus to the community.

Major Topics and Concepts

Scientists are beginning to understand how to grow parts of the human body. Sometimes it helps to study organisms that already can do this, like the planaria. Planaria are free-living flatworms that can regrow any lost body part. In this program, you will help design and perform a hands-on experiment where you will determine environmental factors that influence the ability of planaria to regrow missing body parts.

This project is part of a broader workforce development initiative at UNH focused on regenerative medicine and biofabrication that is funded by a National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership grant. Students will be working alongside teacher participants also learning about regenerative medicine and how to incorporate it into their classrooms. All necessary COVID-19 health & safety protocols will be followed.

Credits .25

Competencies

  • Micro-Internship Training and Responsibilities
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of a career addressed in the micro-internship by explaining the required responsibilities and training for the career.
  • Micro-Internship Completion
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of a career addressed in the micro-internship by completing the micro internship and the required deliverable(s).

Pre-Requisites

None

Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.