Building with Biology Blog

Building with Biology at The Ohio State University: Partnering with Community Organizations to Engage the Public in Science Learning

The Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) and the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC) at The Ohio State University (OSU) used the Building with Biology kit as an opportunity to engage in public outreach while building community partnerships. CAPS and ABRC have been exploring partnership opportunities with COSI, the science center in Columbus, Ohio, for the past few years.

Partner Highlight: Building with Biology Within the Teen Science Café Network - Exploring the Cool and the Scary

Teen Science Cafe Network

During the 2016 Teen Science Café Network annual workshop, 41 adult mentors of teen science café programs participated in a science café to introduce them to the field of synthetic biology and provide them with rich resources that can be used in a science café explicitly for teens.

Building with Biology at Port Discovery Children's Museum: Purposeful Play and Learning through Meaningful Science Experiences

Port Discovery Children's Museum

On July 30th, 2016 scientists, students, and families came together at Port Discovery Children’s Museum to explore and discover the emerging field of synthetic biology. The museum’s Building with Biology event was a great success, attracting over 1,300 guests, and was a unique opportunity to introduce young future scientists to the excitement of the field.