What does design thinking have to do with biology you ask? Well come to BUGSS next Wednesday June 4th to find out.
The iGEM competition for which BUGSS has formed at team is more then just going through the technical steps of genetic construction. It's a different way of thinking and looking at biology-that biological systems aren't just something to be studied but are amenable to design and engineering. If you're going to design something it's a good idea to think about how to do that; the assumptions we make, the pitfalls that await and how we can sometimes get so absorbed in the details of setting up PCR reactions and so on that we forget what the goal of the project was. Anyway I think this talk and presentation by noted designer Laura Kimball will help bring in an added dimension to the BUGSS iGEM project that. Laura will take us through some exercises and give a short presentation on how thinking about design can lead to more effective and innovative solutions. As usual we start around 7 and everyone is welcome. Donations to support the BUGSS iGEM team are welcome but not necessary.
Thinking of joining BUGSS? Are the membership fees stopping you? Well have we got a deal for you. A generous grant from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to BUGSS board member Dr. Lisa Scheifele provides for six 3month memberships at BUGSS! A great opportunity to take BUGSS for a spin (in a centrifuge of course), participate in the next Build-a-BUG class and get involved with some great people and projects. Two ways to apply
1. If you and Google have trust issues, click on the link to get to the application and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Use the handy dandy online form by clicking the link below, and be done with it.
Deadline for application is JUNE 15th
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