Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.


Biotechnology and Microbiology are growing areas of biology that many high schools are starting to incorporate into their curricula. Many students are now choosing to narrow down their major in college from a broad life sciences field like biology to a more specialized major like biotechnology or microbiology. With this shift in the life sciences, high schools across the country need to adjust their labs accordingly. This report proposes how Holy Name High School can change their life science laboratories to bridge the gap between high school and university in order to prepare students for this shift to more specialized majors.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering