Building with Biology Blog

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.

Engineering Inside and Out at Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Science Central paired our Building with Biology event with Fort Wayne Indiana’s annual Three River Festival, where we partnered with a local architecture firm for an engineering egg drop competition from the top of our roof, also premiering the Building with Biology activities to highlight that engineering happens on the micro scale as well.