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In The Media

Stay up to date with the latest news from our STEM Pathways cohort


New Release: 2023 Annual Report from the Biological Design Center (BDC)

January 11, 2024 | Featuring STEM Pathways

2023 was a phenomenal year for STEM Pathways. Through our host center, the Biological Design Center and our stellar staff of undergraduate, graduate, and Post Doc students STEM Pathways was able to engage high school students in a way like never before. From Hackathons, to Mini-Jamborees, and summer internships in between over 150+ high school students connected with STEM Pathways in 2023.


First Design-A-Thon Generates Tech Solutions to Health Disparities

May 9. 2023 | Featuring Kara Walp and Yash Patel

After months of work, three teams of students won cash prizes this spring for crafting technological solutions to healthcare disparities, in the first annual BTEC x BMES Design-A-Thon, a joint effort by ENG’s Bioengineering Technology & Entrepreneurship Center (BTEC) and the BU student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).


One Drop at a Time: BU iGEM Team Brings Home Gold

Feb 16. 2023 | Featuring the BU iGEM Team

The annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a momentous opportunity for engineering students with a passion for synthetic biology to gain valuable hands-on experience and make their big ideas into solid reality. Boston University has sponsored a team for the competition for many years now, with the dedicated support of Professor Douglas Densmore and STEM Pathways.


Jump-starting Biotechnology Careers for Boston High School Students

Nov. 4 2021 | Featuring Professor Douglas Densmore

New STEM outreach program, led by BU and funded by the Department of Defense, will introduce underserved students to the emerging field of Synthetic Biology. The US Department of Defense is also totally on board with that idea. It has awarded a $2.3 million, three-year grant to Densmore and collaborators at BU, who will use the funds to run outreach programs that provide underserved high school students with access to pioneering biotechnology companies and a crash course in all things Synthetic Biology. 

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