Taught by champion educators and PhD scientists from Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, this program is targeted to rising 10th-12th graders who want to engineer biology to make the world a better place.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 are now closed!
Rolling Admission cycle will open January 2024 to close June 1st
Limited to 24 students
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Summer research students will use BioBuilder content to launch independent biodesign and bioengineering projects.
Held in BioBuilder’s Learning Lab, a state-of-the-art bioengineering lab inside Ginkgo Headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District.
“BioBuilder was the first experience where I could take all the concepts I had learned and apply them to a project where I could define the problem and also what aspect I wanted to solve.”
Jacob participated in BioBuilder’s Summer Research Program as part of InGenius Prep.
BioBuilder taps into the potential of high school students and their teachers to be world changers. We do this by teaching them to build with biology. DNA is the programming language for a cell, instructing it to make things that can mitigate climate change, alleviate food insecurity, and produce renewable energy and clean water. BioBuilder’s roots are in the undergraduate major for Biological Engineering at MIT, and was organized as an independent nonprofit in 2011 thanks to support from MIT and the National Science Foundation. We provide openly accessible lessons, hands-on laboratory content, and novel problem-based learning modules. BioBuilder has emerged as a national model for education, making a substantial impact in secondary and post-secondary schools in nearly every state and in 55 countries.
“Thinking back at that BioBuilder experience, it was the first time my entrepreneurship spirit was awakened”
Tian participated in BioBuilder’s Summer Research Program as part of InGenius Prep.