On August 21, the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) group’s annual Fun with DNA summer camp returns to the Dolan DNA Learning Center. The program is designed for girls and nonbinary students. It immerses campers in a lab environment. This kind of active learning is one of the best ways to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
During the week-long camp, students learn to extract DNA from plants and cells. They build DNA models and observe cell mutations under a microscope. Campers also meet and learn from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists. They’ll hear about current research and groundbreaking discoveries made by women in STEM.
WiSE works closely with the Laboratory’s Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI). The grassroots group supports women and nonbinary researchers from marginalized communities. Together, they strive to build a more supportive, collaborative, and equitable scientific community for all.