Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Building with Biology project or want to learn more about how to get involved, find your region on the map and contact your Regional Hub Leader.

Building with Biology Regional Hub Contacts

The Building with Biology community within the United States is organized around four NISE Network Regional Hubs based on geographic proximity. Regional hubs help to connect informal science educators and scientists with each other, and provide support to institutions in their region.

Northeast Hub

Northeast: NY, VT, NH, ME, RI, CT, and MA
Mid-Atlantic: PA, NJ, MD, DC, DE, OH, and WV
Ali Jackson 
Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

Southeast Hub
Southeast: VA, NC, SC, KY, TN, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, and Puerto Rico
South: TX, AR, and OK
Brad Herring
Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC 
919-220-5429 x360

Midwest Hub
ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, MI, and IN
Christina Akers 
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

West Hub
Southwest: CA, NV, AZ, and HI
West: AK, WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, and NM
Frank Kusiak 
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA

Outside the United States?

To learn more about opportunities for international institutions and scientists located outside the United States, please contact the project team at

More contacts

Building with Biology Administration / Website
Kayla Berry 
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Building with Biology Kit
Ali Jackson
Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

Community and Regional Hubs
Catherine McCarthy
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Elizabeth Kunz Kollman
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Public Engagement with Science (PES)
David Sittenfeld
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

For more general project inquiries, please email