A Challenge Gone Viral!

Today our Biomedical Campers participated in a Build-A-Virus Workshop and an exciting Vaccine vs. Virus Showdown! The students learned how vaccines are created in response to viruses and why it is so difficult to get them exactly right. In this challenge they created both disease and virus molecules that contained both the H and N proteins using Skittles, M&M’s and Gobstoppers to illustrate the various elements (apologies to all of our dental Sponsors!). In the end, Team Virus won-out, but these scientists and doctors-to-be are well-equipped to solve any viral challenge thrown their way.