We will be sending out 200 free physical kits to informal science education and research institutions in the summer of 2016 to host a Building with Biology Event. Although the primary aim of this project is to create conversations between scientists and the public at science centers, all of the hands-on activities, forums, and materials produced as part of the project has been made available as a digital kit online and is free to download.
Building with Biology Event Reports: If you have recently completed your 2016 Building with Biology event, please do not forget to complete a host site report! All host sites must complete their report within three weeks of their event. More information can be found in the "Reports" section below.
We still have a few Building with Biology physical kits available!
If you're interested in applying for a kit and are able to host a Building with Biology event between mid-June and the end of September 2016, please review the Project Overview materials below and submit an application online through SurveyGizmo. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.
Online SurveyGizmo kit application link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2342311/Building-with-Biology-Kit-Application
Scientists and members of the synthetic biology community: We welcome graduate students, professors, scientists, industry professionals and members of the synthetic biology community (and related fields) to participate in a Building with Biology event in your local community. Please submit your interest here and we’ll help to connect you with science centers/museums near you selected to receive a kit and host a Summer 2016 Building with Biology Event.
As a scientist participant, you will:
Two-hundred (200) free physical kits will be awarded to successful applicants to be used in summer 2016 Building with Biology events and conversations nationwide. View our Kit Contents page for more details.
Building with Biology kits will include:
The activities, forum, and professional resources are based on prototypes from pilot events and have been revised to incorporate feedback collected though the event evaluation and feedback.
In addition to the physical kits, digital versions of the educational and professionals materials are available online for free download at http://www.buildingwithbiology.org/digital-kit-contents.
Consider this option if you are affiliated with an organization that does not hold public events, would like to preview the contents, are located outside the United States, or want to create multiple copies of print resources.
Building with Biology physical kit recipients are required to submit an online report no later than three weeks after their last event and/or forum is held.
The report takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please note that it is NOT possible to save your work in the SurveyGizmo online form and return for additional edits. Reports left idle too long will go blank when you progress to the next screen, so please plan to complete the online report in one session. You may want to write your responses in the Word document, save, and then cut and paste that information into the online report. A blank version (Word and PDF) have been provided for you below to download.