Bioscience Summer Experience

June 3-21, 2019

Summer 2019 group photo

Spend 3 weeks learning about careers in health and science through hands-on activities. Meet professionals from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Get a head start on your future!

Bio+ Program 2019-2020

“Between Columbia, Missouri, and Manhattan, Kansas, sits the single largest concentration of animal health interests in the world. More than 300 companies supporting the Animal Health Industry call the KC Animal Health Corridor home”.

The Bio+ program combines foundational science knowledge with advanced laboratory skills and professional practices to ensure that students are prepared to enter college as a STEM major and/or take an entry level position in the bioscience industry. Students have fun while taking part in coursework, meet STEM mentors and industry players, take part of industry site visits, work shadows & conferences

Location: NCO laboratory

Time:7:30-10am, 11:30-2pm

Courses & Credits via KCKCC:

1st semester: Cell & Molecular Biology (4credits) & Survey of Biomanufacturing (3credits)

2nd semester: Intro to Biotechnology (2credits), Instrumentation of Biomanufacturing (4credits), MT1 Certification Training (3credits)

Diploma+ Endorsements: Biomanufacturing Certificate(KCKCC), eligible for MT1certification. Industry recognized internships. Current partners: CEVA, KUMC, KU Edwards, K-State Olathe, KCKCC, BioNexus, BioKansas

Requirements: Reading 60 Accuplacer, proficient in Biology & Algebra, Chemistry preferred.

Application Link


Current 9th and 10th graders from KCKPS (J. C. Harmon, Wyandotte, F. L. Schlagle, Washington, and Sumner)

Apply for the Bioscience Summer Experience here.


Contact La Shana McGee (F. L. Schlagle), David Bennett (J. C. Harmon), Patrick Kobylinski (Wyandotte), Breanna Lovett (Washington), or Zulma Perez Estrella (Bio+)

Tech Impact Program 2019-2020


“Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. … Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.”

“Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.”

The Tech Impact Program in partnership with Cerner, provides students who want to work in an IT career, the opportunity to work as an intern for a fast growing technology company.  Cerner’s business is the perfect combination of technology and healthcare an both technology and healthcare are projected to see a significant increase in the need for workers. Cerner needs high quality workers to fulfill this. The opportunity to earn an internship through the Tech Impact program opens the door for high school students to gain experience in an IT career and a path to excellent high paying employment during school and beyond. As an intern, students will develop their professional skills along with technical knowledge during a year long program that will most definitely benefit their employability as school ends and careers begin.

Tech Impact Application