About us

We are a Synthetic Biology team based in Canyon Crest Academy. Read more about our accomplishments and why we are qualified to host this camp!

About CCA iGEM

iGEM, short for International Genetically Engineered Machine, is a synthetic biology competition for high schoolers, undergraduates, graduate students, and entrepreneurs, in which teams develop SynBio solutions to problems in today’s society. Students work to display their leadership, interest in the community, inclusivity, and entrepreneurship.

In 2021, our team ran the iGEM Science Camp online and wrote a book about Biochemistry that we published to Amazon, winning the Best Education award. We also received a gold medal overall and were among the top 10 high school teams worldwide. In 2022, we ran our first successful in-person camp after quarantine!