Getting Teens Hooked on Stem

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) summer intensive is hosted and run by the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). First launched in 2008, iCLEM immerses local Bay Area students in the biological sciences – and gives them a taste of day-to-day life as a scientist – through an eight-week-long blended curriculum of instruction, hands-on basic laboratory skill training, and in-depth tours of working labs within JBEI, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (which manages JBEI), and local biotech companies. The students, who receive a stipend so that they may attend the program in place of a summer job, utilize their newfound knowledge by conducting independent research projects and presenting their findings at the end of the program.

Read the story here and hear from the 2019 iCLEM cohort in this video.