july, 2021

05jul(jul 5)10:00 AM09(jul 9)4:00 PMBiomaking Workshop for Teaching and Learning

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Event Details

LUNCH AND PARKING PROVIDED EACH DAY! MUST BE ADULT (18+). SPACE IS LIMITED.

This is a summer professional development workshop meant to teach you how to use emerging synthetic biology for teaching and learning. It is a collaboration between The University of Texas at El Paso and The BioBuilder Educational Foundation and will be hosted at Fab Lab El Paso.

This workshop will give you hands on opportunities to carry out biomaking for teaching and learning. We will also practice using enabling technologies like synthetic biology to genetically alter cells to make things like (1) banana-smells from bacteria, (2) vitamin-producing yeast to bake bread, and (3) microbes that produce pigments for making art, and so much more. We will show strategies for using this in classroom settings or in your personal educational pursuits.

This study is investigating perspectives about synthetic biology for teaching and learning. We are also interested in your views about synthetic biology in everyday life. Participants will complete surveys and interviews. No compensation will be provided. You may enroll in the workshop and not participate in the research portion.

The workshop dates are from Monday (5th of July, 2021) through Friday (9th of July, 2021), each day from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Please sign up on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biobuilder-tickets-160931581693

Key contact: Dr. Justice Walker, Assistant Professor of STEM Education at University of Texas at El Paso College of Education, jtwalker@utep.edu

 

 

Time

5 (Monday) 10:00 AM - 9 (Friday) 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time

Location

Fab Lab El Paso

601 N. Oregon St. Suite 2 El Paso, TX 79901

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