Our Mission

About Us

Innovative science and engineering programs that open pathways to bright futures, successful careers, and a better world.

Bioengineering is poised to reshape our future, creating new industries, driving economies, and improving our foods, medicines, and climate.

Created by an award-winning team from MIT, BioBuilder empowers teachers and schools to better serve students and employers by elevating the skills that students are taught. Founded in 2011, BioBuilder has grown to partner with schools in almost every state and around the world. BioBuilder builds confidence in teachers to learn and apply the synthetic biology curricula, and provides laboratory kits and an openly accessible textbook that enable experiential learning.

BioBuilder also works directly with district and community leaders to identify potential roadblocks to narrow the gap between science innovation and science education — at least for biology – across the U.S., and better match the skill of our nation’s workforce to the needs of the synthetic biology industry.

BioBuilder was one of (if not the) first truly robust synbio curricula for secondary level science classrooms and labs. It was engineered so purposefully for the classroom and is a really important benchmark in democratizing access to higher level research skills in high schools and in community labs. It's a high water mark for STEM enrichment, a model for the future.”
Daniel Menelly CEO, The DoSeum
"I just wanted to drop a small note thanking you for all your involvement in BioBuilder..., and to say how much that affected the course of my career, education, and overall life. I recently finished grad school applications to Synthetic Biology/Bioengineering PhD programs and honestly could not imagine pursuing a career in any other field."
Michael Sheets Massachusetts, USA
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BioBuilder brings tomorrow’s science into today’s classrooms, giving students a leg up and a way in to college and careers in bioengineering.

So whether you are

  • A student looking to build a better world with biology
  • An educator wanting to engage your students as problem solvers
  • An industry professional needing to train your region’s future workforce

BioBuilder has a program for you.

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Meet Our People and Partners

OUR TEAM

We are a diverse group of professionals who remember that learning new things can inspire both hard work and excitement. Drawing on our personal experiences and professional networks, we are getting fresh content into the hands of teachers, engaging students as problem solvers in the process.

OUR PARTNERS

Our partners make a world of difference. Their support keeps BioBuilder innovating and growing. Donations and partnerships expand our scope, scale and pace. Together we’re transforming education.