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Fast forward to your future by spending one or two semesters during the 2015-2016 school year at CAPS.
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CAPS is open to all students residing within the Blue Valley School District boundary. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chad Ralston at (913) 239-5915.
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January 23, 2015
Though known and revered as America’s quintessential entrepreneur, marketing genius, and technology innovator, few know that Steve Jobs had a growing interest in the biological sciences. This interest was captured in the following quote.
“I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.”
The Bioscience Strand at CAPS strives to give students a sense of this future. Students in the Molecular Medicine and Bioengineering course are introduced to the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology through hands-on activities and projects where they gain the skills to transform bacteria into the miniaturized factories that are increasingly responsible for the manufacturing of the diversity set of consumer products from biofuels to drugs. Students also become confident and conversant in the world of proteins, the biological molecules at the heart of human health and disease, and have the opportunity to present a scientific poster of their research at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held in Boston this spring. Knowing that the intersections that Steve Jobs envisions will occur across all levels of biology, the Bioscience Strand at CAPS also fosters student understanding of contemporary environmental research in an effort to keep students abreast of current cutting edge, giving them an edge amongst their peers. Students who want to build upon their initial semester introduction to the biosciences are encouraged to take our Bioscience Research course where students develop independent or small team research projects and/or work on exploring particular bioscience careers via internships. We currently have one student who is working in biophysics laboratory at the University of Kansas Medical Center. It is importance to note that three of our recent students have now been recognized as co-authors in papers published in peer reviewed science journals, the hallmark of success in the field of science. One such student, Muriel Eaton, is highlighted in the the week's Alumni Spotlight. Eric Kessler CAPS Bioscience Instructor
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Natalie Cabell CAPS alumna Natalie Cabell is no stranger to innovation. Natalie, a Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy 2014 graduate, attended CAPS for both her junior and senior years. Her junior year she was in Global Business and her senior year she moved to the Innovate class where she had an opportunity to follow a passionate pursuit and turn her ideas into action.
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