Programs For Students

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BioBuilder Summer Research Program for High School Students

Rising 10th-12th graders
  • TWO SESSIONS: 7/22- 8/2/2024 and 8/12-8/23/2024
  • Held in our state-of-the-art Learning Lab in Boston's Seaport District
  • Limited to 24 students

Apprenticeship Challenge

For Low Income or Recently Immigrated High School Student
  • Prepare for summer internships in the life science industry
  • 8 weeks, March -May, with stipend
  • Applications open in January


For High School Students
  • Combine engineering and life science to design, build, and test a biotechnology of your own design
  • October - March
  • Running at your school, with online meetups, 10 hours of mentoring from a practicing bioengineer, hands-on lab kits, a textbook, lab reagents, Final Assembly Conference

Idea Accelerator

For High School Students
  • A 3-week online program in which teams of students learn to design biotechnolgies
  • Offered On Demand
  • Five (5) hours of asynchronous lectures by Dr. Kuldell, downloadable reference materials, personalized feedback from a BioBuilder Instructor, live office hours, online Project Showcase

Career Conversations

Free and accesible to all
  • Interviews with bioengineering students, academics, and industry professionals
  • Learn more science and get some career advice from people in the field
  • Volunteer to join the conversations

I just wanted to drop a small note thanking you for BioBuilder and to say how much that affected the course of my career, education, and overall life.

Michael, Massachusetts High School Student turned PhD in synthetic biology turned industry professional

Visit a Learning Lab

Open to Middle, High School, and College Groups
  • Learn in our state-of-the-art classroom and industry standard lab
  • Learn from BioBuilder's Trained Scientists
  • Workshops are scheduled year round

BioBuilder Summer Internship

High School and College Students
  • Paid work in the BioBuilder Learning Lab
  • Open to past BioBuilder Students only
  • 8 to 12 weeks

Open Access Curriculum

Learn at your own pace
  • Learn the principles of synthetic biology
  • Find BioBuilder's textbook chapters, videos, and lab protocols
  • Free

BioBuilder was a turning point with my experience with science.

Ria, Tennessee High School Student now pursuing a science major in college

BioBuilder's Podcast

Online; Always Available
  • Explore BioBuilder's impact on the careers of our guests
  • Hear from students, educators, and supporters
  • New episodes posted monthly

BioBuilder's Blog

Updates for and from our community
  • Behind the scene photos, quotes, and happenings
  • New post monthly
  • Keep up with the latest opportunities we offer

Custom Workshops

All ages
  • Online or in person
  • Can be from 3 hours to 2 weeks long
  • Offered year round

BioBuilder is dedicated to helping students

  • access tools and programs that unlock their potential as life science innovators
  • acquire skills to be able to build with biology, and
  • invent/imagine ways synthetic biology can make the world better.

Pricing and Plans

The BioBuilder Educational Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to access and equity. We do our best to make sure money is not a barrier to participation.