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Biotechnology Boot Camp Offers Experience of a Lifetime

BECHS science teacher Bruce Boller talking to students at the biotechnology boot camp at NC State
Bertie Early College High School science teacher Bruce Boller gives a lecture to students participating in NC State's Biotechnology Boot Camp.

Video by Chris Liotta

A dozen high schoolers from Bertie County, North Carolina, enjoyed the experience of a lifetime at a biotechnology boot camp run by Matt Koci, an associate professor in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, and Bruce Boller, a science teacher at Bertie Early College High School.

The goal of the week-long camp? To give students from one of the poorest counties in the state a rare opportunity to dive into college-level science at one of the best universities in the nation.

Check out our video for a peek behind the scenes of boot camp. And get to know Cody Burton, who graduated from Bertie Early College High School and is now a poultry science major at CALS.

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