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 18th 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 email@example.com.
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
During this session:
1) We are fortunate to have a fantastic speaker Dr. Eric Schott from IMET (Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology). He will be talking about his work detecting different bacterial species in our waterways and the harbor. He will also be discussing the problem of micro plastics in the bay!
2) We will have the team discuss their ideas for design and diagram of a structure (bioreactor, composter, under the ship contraption, or whatever idea) that we could build to test our plastic-eating bacteria this summer.
More on iGEM:
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!