General Lab Information



Brookhaven National Lab's Computational Science Initiative (CSI) is working to develop new methods and tools to extract knowledge from Big Data. In this session, students will work with C++ code and statistics to study genetic code from various organisms, including the virus that causes COVID-19. No coding knowledge is needed to enjoy this experience!

Vocabulary: Bioinformatics, DNA, longest repeating substring, C++, algorithm

Session Information:

  • Flexible instruction whether students are in the classroom or at home. 
  • Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home.  Can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials.  
  • Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking.  
  • Secure link to ZoomGov videoconferencing platform will be provided. 
  • $300 (BOCES-aidable) 
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Contact us to schedule your field trip 

New York State Standards

New York State Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts Science and Engineering Practices

LS1.A Structure and Function

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity


Structure and Function

Systems and System Models

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking

Next Generation English Language Arts Standards

Speaking and Listening Language

Comprehension and Collaboration
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use