Prospective Students

Invitation letter

Selection Criteria

Advanced Placement Students recommended by their teachers may apply for one or both camps. A maximum of two students per high school will be invited to each camp. Students may be invited to both camps if they apply and are selected. In the case that more than 40 students apply to one camp, selection will be based on recommendation letters and school performance. Those applicants who are not invited to the camp will still be considered for lab visits and research experience at UCF.

It is policy of OCTET and BIOTEC to ensure equal opportunity in all phases of the selection process. OCTET and BIOTEC will maintain an environment for all participants that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, and protected genetic information. 


Only teachers may submit on behalf of students. Students may not submit applications independently. All applications must be submitted electronically by sending the completed form to

Announcement of Winners

Campers will be announced on April 1, 2016 on the OCTET and BIOTEC websites ( and and via e-mail.

Additional Information

If you need any additional information, please contact Dr. Florencio Eloy Hernandez, Camp Coordinator, by sending an email to

Visit The University of Central Florida Department of Chemistry  and Department of Biology websites to read more about Chemistry and Biology at UCF!

Thank you for participating!



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