Boston University iGEM teams hosted 26 high school girls interested in pursuing a STEM-oriented college education on July 12th for a day of interactive activities, discussions and a forum about synthetic biology. The event began with iGEM private investigator Doug Densmore introducing the field of synthetic biology and a short video about the terraforming of Mars, which was to be discussed later in the day. After that, the girls were split into three groups to participate in activities the iGEM teams had planned. Inspired by the Museum of Science: Building with Biology event they had recently participated in, the iGEM teams decided to break their one hour session with the girls into two bloc
Tea & Talk
Opportunity for faculty and staff to share with STEM Pathways researchers and participants, aiding them in their undergraduate or graduate journey.
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Members of STEM Pathways have engaged with and informed the Greater Boston about synthetic biology, toured local biotechnology industries, and produced undergraduate researchers who have earned top honors in competitions. Learn more about our impact through our news articles and galleries.
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