Building with Biology Final Report

Building with Biology Final Report - Introduction

Thank you for your willingness to complete this online report! Each host site should designate one representative to complete this report. This should probably be the person who knows the most about what happened during your event and/or forum, such as the person who planned and hosted the event. The purpose of this report is to gather information about your Building with Biology event to share with the National Science Foundation as a part of grant reporting.
Please complete this report no more than 3 weeks after your event.
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Information about your participation:  
Thank you for your willingness to participate and your efforts to improve our project!
Please contact Kayla Berry at   with any questions about the report.


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General Information

1) What is your name?


2) What is your email address?


3) Which host site are you from? *

( ) AK, Fairbanks: Fairbanks Children's Museum

( ) AK, Fairbanks: University of Alaska Museum of the North

( ) AK, Kenai: Challenger Learning Center of Alaska

( ) AL, Birmingham: McWane Science Center

( ) AL, Mobile: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

( ) AR, Hot Springs: Mid-America Science Museum

( ) AR, Jonesboro: Arkansas State University Museum

( ) AZ, Prescott: Children's Museum Alliance, Inc.

( ) AZ, Tempe: Arizona State University and Arizona Science Center

( ) AZ, Tucson: Children's Museum Tucson

( ) CA, Berkeley: Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Berkeley

( ) CA, Davis: Explorit Science Center

( ) CA, Emeryville: Synberc

( ) CA, La Verne: University of La Verne iGEM Team

( ) CA, Los Angeles: California Science Center

( ) CA, Modesto: National Ag Science Center

( ) CA, Oakland: Chabot Space & Science Center

( ) CA, Sacramento: Powerhouse Science Center

( ) CA, San Diego: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

( ) CA, San Jose: The Tech Museum of Innovation

( ) CO, Boulder: University of Colorado Science Discovery

( ) CO, Durango: Powerhouse Science Center

( ) CO, Fort Collins: Colorado State University

( ) CT, New Haven: Southern Connecticut State University

( ) CT, New Haven: Yale University iGEM Team

( ) DE, Wilmington: Delaware Museum of Natural History

( ) FL, Fort Meyers: Imaginarium

( ) FL, Orlando: Orlando Science Center

( ) FL, Pensacola: Pensacola MESS Hall

( ) FL, Tampa: Museum of Science and Industry

( ) FL, West Palm Beach: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

( ) GA: Suwanee: Lambert High School iGEM Team

( ) IA, Des Moines: Science Center of Iowa

( ) IL, Champaign: Orpheum Children's Science Museum

( ) IL, Chicago: University of Chicago

( ) IL, Evanston: Northwestern University iGEM Team

( ) IL, Normal: Children's Discovery Museum

( ) IL, Oak Lawn: Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

( ) IL, Woodstock: Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology

( ) IN, Bloomington: WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology

( ) IN, Crawfordsville: Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County

( ) IN, Fort Wayne: Science Central

( ) IN, Indianapolis: Children's Museum of Indianapolis

( ) IN, Muncie: Muncie Children's Museum

( ) IN, Richmond: Joseph Moore Museum, Earlham College

( ) KS, Wichita: Exploration Place

( ) KY, Louisville: Kentucky Science Center

( ) KY, Prestonsburg: East Kentucky Science Center

( ) LA, Sheveport: Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center

( ) MA, Boston: Museum of Science

( ) MA, Lowell: University of Massachusetts Lowell

( ) MA, Nantucket: Maria Mitchell Association and the Farmer and Artisan's Market

( ) MA, Newton: BioBuilder

( ) MA, Somerville: BosLab

( ) MD, Baltimore: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

( ) MD, Baltimore: Maryland Science Center

( ) MD, Baltimore: Port Discovery Children's Museum

( ) MD, College Park: University of Maryland

( ) ME, Bangor: Maine Discovery Museum

( ) MI, Detroit: Michigan Science Center

( ) MI, East Lansing: Michigan State University iGEM Team

( ) MI, Mt. Pleasant: Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

( ) MI, Traverse City: Great Lakes Children's Museum

( ) MN, Bemidji: Headwaters Science Center

( ) MN, Duluth: Duluth Children's Museum

( ) MN, Minneapolis: SELF International, Inc. at FLEX Academy

( ) MN, St. Paul: Science Museum of Minnesota

( ) MO, Malden: Bootheel Youth Museum

( ) MO, Rolla: Missouri University of Science and Technology

( ) MO, St. Louis: St. Louis Science Center

( ) MS, Gulfport: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

( ) MS, Hattiesburg: University of Southern Mississippi and the Hattiesburg Boys & Girls Club

( ) MT, Bozeman: Montana State University

( ) MT, Helena: ExplorationWorks!

( ) MT, Missoula: spectrUM Discovery Area

( ) NC, Charlotte: Discovery Place, Inc.

( ) NC, Durham: Museum of Life and Science

( ) NC, Elizabeth City: Port Discover

( ) NC, Gastonia: Gaston Day School iGEM Team

( ) NC, Greenville: GO-Science (Eastern NC Regional Science Center, Inc.)

( ) NC, Raleigh: Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NCSU

( ) NC, Raleigh: Marbles Kids Museum

( ) NC, Wilmington: Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

( ) NC: Durham: Duke University iGEM Team

( ) ND, Bismark: Gateway to Science

( ) NH, Manchester: SEE Science Center

( ) NJ, Morristown: Morris Museum

( ) NM, Albuquerque: Nanoscience & Microsystems Engineering at the University of New Mexico

( ) NM, Las Cruces: Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science

( ) NM, Los Alamos: Bradbury Science Museum

( ) NM, Los Alamos: Science Education Solutions

( ) NV, Reno: The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

( ) NY, Brooklyn: Genspace NYC Inc.

( ) NY, Buffalo: Buffalo Museum of Science

( ) NY, Corona: New York Hall of Science

( ) NY, Elmira: Regional Science & Discovery Center

( ) NY, Ithaca: Cornell University iGEM Team

( ) NY, Ithaca: Sciencenter

( ) NY, Jamaica: Children's Library Discovery Center

( ) NY, Oneonta: AJ Read Science Discovery Center at Oneonta

( ) NY, Port Jefferson: Maritime Explorium

( ) NY, Rochester: Rochester Museum & Science Center

( ) NY, Schenectady: miSci

( ) NY, Stony Brook: Stony Brook University iGEM Team

( ) NY, Syracuse: Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology

( ) NY, Troy: SUNY Poly Children's Museum of Science

( ) NY, Upton: Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Learning Center

( ) NY, Utica: Mohawk Valley Community College

( ) OH, Columbus: Ohio State University

( ) OH, Dayton: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

( ) OH, Mount Vernon: SPI Spot

( ) OH, Youngstown: OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology

( ) OK, Enid: Leonardo's Children's Museum

( ) OK, Tulsa: Tulsa Children's Museum

( ) OR, Ashland: ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

( ) OR, Eugene: Science Factory

( ) OR, Portland: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

( ) PA, Erie: Gannon University

( ) PA, Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute

( ) PA, State College: Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvnia

( ) PR, Arecibo: Arecibo Observatory

( ) SC, Hilton Head: The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum

( ) SC, Myrtle Beach: Children's Museum of South Carolina

( ) SD, Pierre: South Dakota Discovery Center

( ) TN, Chattanooga: Creative Discovery Museum

( ) TN, Knoxville: Boy Scouts of America

( ) TN, Knoxville: The Muse Knoxville

( ) TN, Memphis: Pink Palace Museum

( ) TN, Murfreesboro: Middle Tennessee State University and Discovery Center

( ) TN, Nashville: Adventure Science Center

( ) TX, Armarillo: Don Harrington Discovery Center

( ) TX, Austin: Thinkery

( ) TX, Brownsville: The Children's Museum of Brownsville

( ) TX, College Station: Texas A&M University and the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

( ) TX, Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

( ) TX, Dallas: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

( ) TX, Frisco: Sci Tech Discovery Center

( ) TX, Houston: Children's Museum of Houston

( ) TX, Houston: Rice Excellence for Secondary Science Teaching

( ) TX, Laredo: Imaginarium of South Texas

( ) TX, Longview: Longview World of Wonders

( ) TX, Lubbock: Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater

( ) TX, McAllen: International Museum of Art and Science

( ) TX, Midland: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

( ) TX, San Antonio: St Philip's College Center of Excellence for Science

( ) UT, Lehi: Thanksgiving Point Institute at Farm Country

( ) UT, Logan: Utah State University

( ) UT, Salt Lake City: Natural History Museum of Utah

( ) VA, Ashburn: Broad Run High School iGEM Team

( ) VA, Charlottesville: Open Bio Labs

( ) VA, Portsmouth: Children's Museum of Virginia

( ) VA, Williamsburg: College of William and Mary iGEM Team

( ) WA, Everett: Imagine Children's Museum

( ) WA, Mukilteo: Institute of Flight and Future of Flight Aviation Center

( ) WA, Pullman: Palouse Discovery Science Center

( ) WA, Seattle: Pacific Science Center

( ) Washington DC: AAAS

( ) Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History

( ) WI, Appleton: Paper Discovery Center

( ) WI, Eau Claire: Children's Museum of Eau Claire

( ) WI, Green Bay: Children's Museum of Green Bay

( ) WI, Madison: Madison Science Museum

( ) WI, Madison: Morgridge Institute for Research

( ) WV, Morgantown: Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia

( ) WV, Morgantown: West Virginia University

( ) WY, Casper: The Science Zone

( ) WY, Lander: Lander Children's Museum

( ) Other

4) Please specify which host site you are from:


5) Which of the following did your institution host? (Please check all that apply). 

[ ] An event using the hands-on kit activities

[ ] A forum

[ ] Something else (Please explain:____________): _________________________________________________

6) On what date(s) did you hold your Building with Biology event(s)?


Hands-on Activities at your Building with Biology Event

7) Where did your event(s) using the hands-on activities take place? (Please check all that apply).

[ ] At your institution

[ ] At another location (Please explain: ______________): _________________________________________________

8) Which hands-on activities did you offer at your event(s)? (Please check all that apply).

[ ] Bio Bistro

[ ] Kit of Parts

[ ] Super Organisms

[ ] See DNA

[ ] Tech Tokens

[ ] VirEx Delivery

[ ] Graffiti Board

9) Please briefly describe your event(s) using the hands-on activities including the types of activities you offered either from the kit or another source and who was involved in the event (staff, volunteers, guest speakers, etc.). Maximum 200 words.





10) Please describe the types of audiences that you reached through your event(s) using the hands-on activities. Maximum 200 words.





11) Did you use the passport activity during your event(s)?

( ) Yes

( ) No

( ) I'm not sure

12) How many passports did you hand out during your event(s)? If you aren’t sure, please provide your best estimate.


13) How much time did it take you to pass out this many passports? Please answer in hours : minutes. If you aren’t sure, please provide your best estimate.


14) How many people were at the event location on the day(s) the public interacted with Building with Biology hands-on activities? If your site does not collect this information, please provide your best estimate.


15) Approximately what percentage of those attendees do you think came to your event(s)?


16) Please briefly describe how you came up with your attendance estimates. Maximum 200 words.





17) Please describe how, if at all, you plan on using the Building with Biology kit materials in the future. Maximum 200 words.





Your Building with Biology Forum

18) Did you receive a forum stipend?

( ) Yes

( ) No

19) Were there any changes from your proposed forum budget?

( ) Yes

( ) No

20) Please describe the changes in the forum budget and your justification for these changes.





21) Which forum(s) did you offer? (Please check all that apply).

[ ] Should We Engineer the Mosquito?

[ ] Should We Edit the Genome? When, Why, and How Much?

22) Please briefly describe your forum(s) including whether you used introductory video(s) and/or speaker(s), how long your event was, and who attended the event. Maximum 200 words.





23)  How many people do you estimate participated in your forum discussion(s)?


24) Please briefly describe how you came up with your attendance estimate. Maximum 200 words.





Volunteers and staff at your Building with Biology activities

25) How many staff and volunteers were involved in your Building with Biology event with hands-on activities?


26) How many of these staff and volunteers facilitated hands-on activities?


27) How many of these staff and volunteers were synthetic biology scientists, researchers, or graduate students?


28) How many staff and volunteers were involved in your forum discussion(s)?


29) How many of these staff and volunteers were synthetic biology scientists, researchers, or graduate students?


30) Please provide the names and email addresses from your Facilitator Email Signup sheet of staff and volunteers over the age of 18 who facilitated hands-on activities and/or attended a Building with Biology orientation. We will invite them to participate in an evaluation survey. You may enter the names and emails below or upload a scanned version of your Facilitator Email Signup sheet from your kit.

If you add contact information in the text box below, please enter as:
first name, email address
first name, email address





Upload a copy of your Facilitator Signup Sheet here.


31) Do you have any comments about the Building with Biology kit or suggestions to help us improve future products?





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