Biology Students Take Technology to the Next Level

Biology Students Take Technology to the Next Level Photo
As part of their final exam, Advanced Placement biology students at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School were tasked with researching and presenting on different current biotechnologies. 

In addition to a PowerPoint presentation, students used virtual reality zSpace computers to design images of different technologies. After the design phase was complete, students printed models of their images using a 3-D printer. 

Some of the 3-D items generated included a heart, DNA strands, kidneys, a nose and teeth, which are all representative of biotechnologies such as cloning, heart transplants, tissue engineering, embryonic and adult stem cell research.