Beat the heat and come to Galveston this summer for the SRT-STEM Center Sizzling Summer Sessions at the University of Texas Medical Branch! Add a biotechnology twist to your life sciences and biology classroom curricula! Our Biotechnology Lessons for Teachers (BLT) Institute delivers a connected series of TEKS-aligned biotechnology content/intense hands on activities suitable for Middle School Life Science through High School Advanced Biotechnology! Meet expert scientists while becoming proficient in DNA extraction, column chromatography and gel electrophoresis; digestion using restriction endonucleases; Polymerase Chain Reaction; and more! Then, get REDE with the Rice Engineering Design Experience! Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to guide students through engineering design problems that integrate STEM concepts and meet the engineering TEKS. Participants have the opportunity to integrate design projects into science courses to enhance learning and give students a vision of the excitement and rewards of a STEM career. Don’t forget to LEGO! As an official LEGO Academy, you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about LEGO in one of our summer institutes! Use robotics to teach STEM concepts while building and programming LEGO robots to perform both simple and advanced challenges! See example activities,handouts and door prizes!