Education & Outreach Activities

EBRC has developed a lightly-curated list of education and outreach activities in synthetic biology. This list includes workshops and short-courses, classroom activities and hands-on training opportunities. The list is intended to serve as a resource for existing opportunities you may want to engage in, as well as ideas for activities you may want implement at your own institution.

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ActivityTypeTarget ParticipantsLocation
BioBuilderShort course/workshop, Online video, OtherK-8 students, High school students, K-12 teachers, Undergraduates (2-year, Community Colleges), Undergraduates (4-year, Universities), Faculty, General publicWidely available
Bioresponsive artClassroom activity, Short course/workshop, Course for college credit, Laboratory/hands-on training, OtherK-8 students, High school students, K-12 teachers, Undergraduates (2-year, Community Colleges), Undergraduates (4-year, Universities), Graduate students, General publicArizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Cold Spring Harbor Synthetic Biology Summer CourseClassroom activity, Short course/workshopGraduate students, FacultyCold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
Freshman Research InitiativeClassroom activity, Course for college credit, Laboratory/hands-on training, OtherUndergraduates (4-year, Universities), Graduate studentsUniversity of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, USA
iBiologyShort course/workshop, Online video, OtherK-8 students, High school students, K-12 teachers, Undergraduates (2-year, Community Colleges), Undergraduates (4-year, Universities), Faculty, General publicWidely available
iGEMLaboratory/hands-on trainingHigh school students, Undergraduates (2-year, Community Colleges), Undergraduates (4-year, Universities), Graduate studentsWidely available
LEAP (Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program)Short course/workshop, SymposiumWidely available
Research Experience for Teachers (RET)Classroom activity, Laboratory/hands-on trainingK-12 teachersWidely available
Skype A ScientistClassroom activityK-8 students, High school students, K-12 teacherswidely available
STEM PathwaysShort course/workshop, SymposiumHigh school students, K-12 teachers, Undergraduates (2-year, Community Colleges), Undergraduates (4-year, Universities), Graduate students, Faculty, Policy makersBoston University, Boston, MA, USA
SynBREULaboratory/hands-on trainingUndergraduates (2-year, Community Colleges), Undergraduates (4-year, Universities)Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer SchoolClassroom activity, Short course/workshopGraduate students, FacultyScuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
The Virtual BioengineerClassroom activity, Museum activity, Short course/workshop, Laboratory/hands-on trainingK-8 students, High school students, K-12 teachers, Undergraduates (2-year, Community Colleges), Undergraduates (4-year, Universities), Faculty, General publicWidely available
Three course synthetic biology sequenceClassroom activityUndergraduates (4-year, Universities), Graduate studentsUniversity of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA