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Research in Life Sciences

Cosmic exploration, DNA extraction, research methods, and more!


The University of Texas Research in Life Sciences Camp focuses on introducing life sciences to students who will have graduated from 4th, 5th, or 6th grade by Summer 2024. Students will have the opportunity to explore new concepts, conduct hands-on science experiments, make new friends, and explore campus. Below is a list of past topics that have been covered during Research in Life Science Camp: 

  • Biochemistry 
  • Cosmic and Planetary Exploration
  • Genetics & DNA Extraction 
  • Geography
  • Native Plants & Animals 
  • Research Methods 
  • Soil Identification

Camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students receive support from an instructor, UT student interns, and other faculty and staff. Activities throughout camp will be hands-on and/or inquiry-based. The camp also includes a mixture of college/career exploration opportunities, games, and sports at Gregory Gym.


  • Session I: June 3rd - June 7th, 2024
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Session II: July 29th - August 2nd, 2024
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The University of Texas at Austin, Welch Hall


$599 - Includes materials, snacks, and a t-shirt.