Building with Biology Blog

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.

BosLab hosts first Building with Biology event in Somerville, Massachusetts


Boston Open Science Laboratory (BosLab) is a community lab located in Somerville, Massachusetts dedicated to science outreach and offers educational seminars, workshops, and hands-on molecular biology classes for the public. In September 2016, we held two Building with Biology events: a hands-on activity and public forum event. As a community lab, we were excited to join universities, museums, and other educational organizations nationwide in this public engagement project focused on synthetic biology.