Students participate in educational summer camps


Photo Courtesy of Adam Weiner

Senior Adam Weiner attends NSLC at Northwestern University.

Micah Inouye, Contributing Writer

This past summer, while many were swimming at the beach or catching up on sleep, a handful of students, including seniors Min Goheen and Adam Weiner, participated in academic summer camps. Goheen attended in the University of California, Irvine summer pre-med program, while Weiner participated in a biotechnology camp at Northwestern College and Roosevelt College.

During the pre-med summer camp, “[she] did a lot of medical things that just gave [her] a kind of pre-knowledge if [she] were to go into med school,” Goheen said.

“It was one of the best experiences ever,” Goheen continued. “Each day I would go, and it’s super exciting. I wouldn’t wake up dreading to go.”

Meanwhile, Weiner attended the biotechnology sector of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC). Biotechnology includes the study of living things and their biomolecular process.

“I kind of figured out I want to be in biomedical engineering instead of just pure research,” Weiner said.

Weiner added that he felt the best part of the camp was the incubator project. The assignment was to “come up with something weird and cool,” and develop a project on it with his team.

He also enjoyed giving and listening to others’ presentations. All in all, “it was pretty fun,” according to Weiner.

As Goheen and Weiner begin to apply for a more specific range of colleges, they now have a better idea of which careers they plan to pursue in their futures. This past summer was definitely one to remember.