Colton Harper, a 2015 IB Program graduate of Hutchinson High School, currently a sophomore honors student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) majoring in computer science and mathematics and minoring in biology and bioinformatics, was selected to be a member of UNLís 2016 international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) team.

iGEM is an international synthetic biology competition held Oct. 26-31 at MIT, where university students design organisms to address real-world issues. The team received a silver medal for their project.