Building with Biology
Learn about the emerging field of synthetic biology and its connections to society. Talk with real scientists and other interested people!
These events are part of a nationwide festival designed to introduce guests to synthetic biology content. They aim to promote informal, two-way conversations between the scientists and visitors about how synthetic biology is interconnected with our society. Free admission to the public!
Should We Bioengineer the Mosquito: A Public Discussion
Thursday September 22, 7-9pm
Center for Science and Technology at Earlham College, Room 300
Register here, space is limited to 60 participants: Registration Form
This is a special opportunity for scientists and the public to interact and learn from each other, and share ideas and opinions about how we want to see these new technologies developed and adopted.
Building with Biology Activity Day
Saturday September 24, 1-5pm
Joseph Moore Museum
Enjoy fun, hands-on activities facilitated by Earlham College science students. You can:
- Design a “Super Organism” to solve a problem
- Extract DNA from wheat germ
- Discuss which future technologies you’d support
The Building with Biology project is funded by the National Science Foundation and led by the Museum of Science, Boston. Building with Biology kits are developed and distributed nationwide in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), BioBuilder Educational Foundation, the National Informal STEM Education Network, Science Museum of Minnesota, Sciencenter, and Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (Synberc). Events are taking place at over 150 museums and institutions throughout the country from June through September, 2016.