Website updated

A couple updates:
This website has been updated to reflect current instructors; check them out on the “People” tab.

Students should expect to receive consent forms soon via email. 26 students have been accepted to BIOTEC from several counties in the central Florida area.  We look forward to seeing them in June!

We thank NSF, ACS and the UCF Biology Department for their financial support. The camp could not happen without it!



BIOTEC pictures


BIOTEC is done and we had a great camp! Thank you to all the students and instructors who participated. Above is a photo of Tiffani sharing the EPaS lab’s research with students. Please find more photos of BIOTEC on Google drive here!

BIOTEC is next week: Where to go and what to bring

Hello BIOTEC campers:

–We start next week bright and early at 8:30am on Monday June 22 (find up-to-date schedule to the left).

–Parents feel free to join us for the Welcome session and the Closing session on the first and last days of camp.

–BIOTEC will be held everyday (see note for Saturday) in Room 211 of the Biological Sciences building on University of Central Florida’s campus. Please enter from the South Entrance (by the loading dock) and signs or instructors will be there to guide you.


–See map for locations of the building and of parking areas.
A searchable map is also found here (our codes are BIO for Biology building, B9 for parking lot, and LG for Libra Parking Garage):

–We will provide parking passes for students driving themselves. If you are driving yourself, please arrive 15 minutes early. Please drive up to the Biological Sciences building loading dock (as described above) to receive your pass then proceed to a parking lot or garage.  You will be ticketed without a pass.

Please wear closed-toe shoes on every day. Please wear long pants on Thursday (only).

–Please bring a spiral notebook or other preferred note-taking device.

–We provide lunch.

Note: On Saturday June 27th we will meet at room 211 but conduct tours of research laboratories throughout the day and have lunch in the nearby Arboretum picnic area. Instructors will show students where to go on this day.

Look forward to seeing you next week!

Congratulations to our BIOTEC campers!

Congratulations to the following students accepted to participate in BIOTEC, June 22-June 27:

Michelle An

Guy Capello

Gouthami Gadamsetty

Jacquelyn (Grace) Harrison

Olivia Henke

Joshua Hurlston

Mikaela Johnson

Prenam Kolassiba

Siddharth Kumar

Patrick Lim

Allison Lloyd

Lindsay Martin

Salwa Meghjee

Miraj Patel

Jacob Paulette

Rachal Poling

Caitlin Robison

Benjamin Shirey

Tyler-Marie Sims

Karen Taylor

Anupa Thirmiya

Judianne Vista

BIOTEC-Biology Integrated Orlando Training and Enrichment Camp

Welcome to the BIOTEC website. The Department of Biology at University of Central Florida and Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) look forward to the inaugural 2015 Biology Integrated Orlando Training and Enrichment Camp. This camp is  in collaboration with the established Orlando Chemistry Tutoring, Enrichment and Training Camp (OCTET) presented by The Department of Chemistry and the Unknighted Chemistry Graduate Student Association (UCGSA).

BIOTEC aims to prepare 40 high school students from seven counties (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumpter and Volusia) in the fundamentals biology and expand their interest and knowledge in this STEM discipline. The camp will be held in June 2015 and more details will follow.