BUGSS offers several levels of membership for those who are interested in joining our community (full descriptions of all member benefits are available in our BUGSS membership agreement).

  • DIY Community Membership offers all of the benefits of lab access, course discounts, and free reagents. Volunteer hours are required.
  • Student membership offers participation in community projects or iGEM, but no course discounts or free reagents. Volunteer hours are required.
  • Friends of BUGSS are those who want to support and sustain our community.
  • For entrepreneurs who are looking for lab access without engaging in other community activities, see our Entrepreneur program

Use the dropdown menu to select the membership type and payment frequency. In addition to paying online, please fill out the BUGSS membership agreement and contact Sarah Laun (slaun@bugssonline.org) to set up a New Member Orientation meeting. Welcome to the BUGSS community!


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Can’t afford a lab membership? Don’t let that stop you. At BUGSS we aim to build a community of people interested in the potential of biology-regardless of income level. There is plenty of work to do to keep BUGSS running, so if you can contribute some time or have a particular talent that could help BUGSS, come talk to us or email info@bugssonline.org!