Activities and Conversations About Synthetic Biology

Engaging publics and scientists at 200 sites nationwide

Congratulations to the 8 museums that successfully hosted Building with Biology events this summer! Hundreds of public participants interacted with scientists and other members of the synthetic biology community in these pilot events around the nation. Now we are preparing for our next, larger phase of work — 200 Building with Biology events in the summer of 2016. Are you interested in hosting and/or volunteering at an event next summer? If so, please fill out our expression of interest form here, and we'll follow up soon!

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Here are the locations and dates of the summer 2015 Building with Biology events:

If you have other questions about the project, please send an email to, and one of the project staff will respond to you.

Project Partners

The synthetic biology public engagement project is funded the National Science Foundation and is led by: