Building with Biology Blog

Partner Highlight: Building with Biology Within the Teen Science Café Network - Exploring the Cool and the Scary

Teen Science Cafe Network

During the 2016 Teen Science Café Network annual workshop, 41 adult mentors of teen science café programs participated in a science café to introduce them to the field of synthetic biology and provide them with rich resources that can be used in a science café explicitly for teens.

Building with Biology at Port Discovery Children's Museum: Purposeful Play and Learning through Meaningful Science Experiences

Port Discovery Children's Museum

On July 30th, 2016 scientists, students, and families came together at Port Discovery Children’s Museum to explore and discover the emerging field of synthetic biology. The museum’s Building with Biology event was a great success, attracting over 1,300 guests, and was a unique opportunity to introduce young future scientists to the excitement of the field.

Connecticut Educators Learn to “Build with Biology” with Southern Connecticut State University Faculty & 2016 iGEM Team

Southern Connecticut State University Building with Biology workshop

On August 2, middle & high school Connecticut educators participated in a Building with Biology professional development workshop with Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) faculty and participated in the forum “Should We Edit the Genome? When, Why, and How Much?” along with SCSU's first ever iGEM team.