Building with Biology Blog

Building with Biology at the Joseph Moore Museum of Natural History at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana

Synthetic or real vanilla—which tastes better? Guests at the Joseph Moore Museum’s, a community museum at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, Building with Biology event had the opportunity to taste and decide for themselves while learning about bioengineered food. More opportunities to explore and discuss synthetic biology awaited inside the museum where students and faculty set out to engage public and scientists in questions of bioengineering.

Building with Biology Highlights Public Engagement Activities about Synthetic Biology at AAAS 2017 Conference

The Building with Biology project’s partners successfully completed over 170 Building with Biology events and forums across the U.S. throughout the summer of 2016, and the project team was eager to share our experiences, lessons learned, and preliminary results at the recent AAAS 2017 Conference

Building with Biology at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in

Over the last few years, Spencer Glantz, a bioengineering PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, has helped to grow and advise the Penn iGEM team, worked with museum educators at The Franklin Institute to develop prototype activities for Building with Biology, and volunteered at the Institute’s public Building with Biology event in summer 2016.