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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 current UT Austin research for students who will have graduated from 4th, 5th, or 6th grade by Summer 2022. Students will have the opportunity to explore topics at the cutting edge of discovery. 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

Students receive support from an instructor, UT student interns, and other UT faculty and staff. Activities throughout camp will be hands-on. The camp also includes a mixture of lab tours, career speakers,  college/career exploration opportunities, and swimming at Gregory Gym.


  • Session I FULL: June 6th - 10th, 2022 (Mon-Fri). 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Session II FULL: August 1st - 5th, 2022 (Mon-Fri). 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The University of Texas at Austin, Painter Hall


$550 - Includes materials, snacks, and a t-shirt.