We have two free events this September!

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.

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