November 12, 2015

The Rise of Do It Yourself Biology

  • Nov. 12, 2015
  • 6 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Fab Lab DC
    1418 North Capitol Street NW
    Washington, DC 20002

Maker spaces and community do-it-yourself biology (DIYbio) labs have been opening up across the country in recent years. Both harness an interest in learning and working in non-academic settings. But how can these spaces work together? What is the potential for collaboration? How can schools utilize these space as part of their academic programs?

Please join us on Nov. 12, 2015 at 6 pm at FabLab DC for an event looking at the growth of the DIYbio and maker movements. The event will feature a screening of the short documentary The Rise of Do-It-Yourself Biology: A Look at the Baltimore Underground Science Space and a panel discussion featuring those running maker spaces and DIYbio labs in Maryland, Virginia and the District, as well as teacehrs and students using these facilities. Refreshments will be served.

Fab Lab DC is located at 1418 North Capitol Street NW in Washington, DC. A map is available here.

This event is free, but please RSVP here:

This event is co-hosted by Fab Lab DC and the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.