ULP Empowers the Next Generation of Biotech Innovators
Empowering the next generation of biotech innovators through real-world training opportunities
that enhance and align current training approaches to skill sets valued by industry.
The bioscience industry represents the unique confluence of key characteristics for societal and economic progress – extremely high levels of innovation that are saving and improving lives through advancements in biomedical, energy and advanced food and industrial technologies; and expanding a wide mix of employment opportunities with wages and incomes that support a high standard of living.
Orange County has a flourishing life science and medical device industry that is home to more than 48,000 life sciences industry jobs with average annual earnings at over $86,000 per year.
Laboratory Experiences for
High School and College Students
Breaking Through Biocontamination
May 1 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM or
October 2 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Students will apply the principles of experimental design to solve the real-world challenge of biocontamination. Using experimental methods in cell organelle extraction, spectrophotometry and biostatistics, students will perform, evaluate, and present their innovative strategies and solutions. High school and college students with a deep interest in pursuing academic research opportunities and/or careers in biotechnology are encouraged to sign up.
Introduction to Biotech Research
April 24 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM or
September 18 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Students will learn and apply laboratory techniques commonly used in biological research. Students will perform aseptic and molecular biology techniques to culture, image, and isolate DNA from stem cells. High school and college students with a deep interest in pursuing academic research opportunities and/or careers in biotechnology are encouraged to sign up.
June 26 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Students will explore the emerging technologies and applications of lab-on-a-chip using computer-aided design, 3-D printing, material testing, and microscopy. Students will design, fabricate, and validate a microfluidic device. High school and college students with a deep interest in pursuing careers in biomedical engineering and/or biotechnology are encouraged to sign up.
Medical Innovation, Research & Entrepreneurship
The Medical Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship (MIRE) STEM Program provides the next generation of STEM leaders the multidisciplinary skills needed to thrive in the biotech entrepreneurial world. Students will learn the four C's: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity from working alongside OC's top leaders in innovation, medicine, science, and law. Additionally, students will learn adaptability, resilience, and problem solving through project-based coursework. University Lab Partners (ULP) and the CHOC Research Institute are committed to excellence in education and research.