Esperanza Fly Lab @ Esperanza College: Application Deadline

Date & Time

Monday, June 3, 2019


Immersion EssentialsEsperanza College
4261 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Registration Information

Applications and support material due: June 3, 2019

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This is a one-week summer camp that takes place from June 17th to June 21st, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1 pm.
  • Students finishing 9, 10, 11 or 12 th grade are welcome to apply.
  • Students MUST commit to participate in all 5 days of the event. 
  • Student must complete an application form and write a 1-2 page essay;
  • Submission of a letter of recommendation (See details, page 4)
  • Have a parent’s or guardian’s permission to apply.
Course Fee:

A $25.00 refundable registration fee will be collected (cash or check). Money will be returned upon completion of the program.

Laboratory Science Camps

Each 5-day camp is a hands-on introduction to lab investigation, designed for students to learn about cancer research and other STEM-related fields. All camps are based on core Immersion Science Program techniques and principles.

FlyLab: An Immersion Science Camp


Join us for a week of FUN and SCIENCE and become a member of the STEM-Gen! Esperanza College is hosting the hands-on experience: Real World-FlyLab this Summer!

FlyLab is a fun, informative, inquiry-based event that is a great introduction to how experiments are performed in cancer research labs, such as Fox Chase Cancer Center.

In ONE week FlyLab runs from Benchwork Bootcamp to Experimental Analysis ALL performed by the students using techniques and equipment common to researchers the world ‘round.

Students will be introduced to basic genetics, observe the stages of fruit fly development, work to make connections between diet & health, and share their findings.

Research 4-1-1

  • BOY it’s important to know the girls from the boys. Let’s sort our flies to set up experiments throughout the week!
  • How good are YOUR observational skills? Put them to the test examining various fruit fly phenotypes (physical characteristics)!
  • Get up CLOSE and personal with fruit flies using Leica brand stereo-microscopes!
  • Take pictures of your experiments to share what you are learning!
  • Micropipetting? Mass less than a gram?? Try your steady hand at measuring and moving tiny volumes and mass! These skills are ones ALL researchers need!
  • Make your own grape juice plates! Learn the many types of solutions common to lab “recipes” and put them to use in one needed for YOUR experiments!
  • Analyze the effects of diet on the fruit fly development by feeding them healthy vs. junk food and compare them to fruit flies eating regular food.
  • Learn to collect data using fertility and mortality protocols!

Esperanza College and Fox Chase Cancer Center Immersion Science Camp

Program’s Time Commitment:

This is a one-week summer camp that takes place from June 17th to June 21st, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1 pm at Esperanza College 4261 N 5 th Street, Philadelphia
PA 19140.

Fox Chase Cancer CenterEsperanza College

All fees are paid to the host institution. The Immersion Science Program of Fox Chase Cancer Center does not accept fees for service.

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