Bianca DeSilva, freshman at Admiral Farragut Academy, has been accepted into The University of Florida’s Science Quest Program‘s Biological Sciences session this summer for students entering 10th grade.
Each summer camp participant lives on campus for one-week and will be provided a sneak peek into specific disciplines such as, molecular sciences, with emphasis on biomedical, forensic and environmental applications; investigating biological sciences such as Entomology, Microbiology, and Zoology, and more. They will visit research laboratories and other facilities, perform multiple science experiments, and be able to attend lectures and demonstrations.
“I’m very excited,” Bianca said. “It seems like an awesome camp. It’s an opportunity to learn more about science, to meet other people, and to check out the professors at UF.”
Bianca wants to major in biology in college, and the University of Florida is at the top of her list. “It’s definitely the best public school in Florida. I’d love to go there.”
“I am incredibly proud of the work that Bianca puts into her Biology Honors class,” said Upper School Department Chair and Science Instructor, Sari Deitche. “She is interested in exploring her options in medical-related courses and opportunities as she would like to eventually pursue a career in radiology. I believe that Bianca will gain valuable experience in this program and her natural curiosity of the scientific world is a perfect match.”