Do you know any high school students that would be interested in hands-on learning in the lab by building with biology this summer? Do you want to help mentor students in the lab this summer while overseeing an incredible project? Come stop by BUGSS on Saturday the 21th at 2pm! We will have applications for high school students on site. Please inquire if you would like to contribute to mentorship of these students this summer via [masked].
During this session our team will be discussing the "BIG PICTURE" implications of their plastic-degradating bacteria project in our Baltimore City environment and waterways.
Want to learn more about the team. Check out these links to the articles published so far on our iGEM team Baltimore BioCrew. Technical.ly and The Sun. Here is a link to the Baltimore BioCrew's iGEM wiki page
The International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition is an annual event open to undergraduates teams, high school students, and community labs like BUGSS from around the world. Explore the iGEM website: http://igem.org/About
It's kind of a big deal, with teams working all year to make their own genetic machines from existing and novel parts. Examples include a rainbow of pigmented bacteria, banana and wintergreen smelling bacteria, an arsenic biosensor, Bactoblood, and buoyant bacteria. Know any high school wiz kids who love science? This is a great opportunity to let their creativity flow and build a genetic device of their own design.
The team is looking for high school members as well as mentors!