The BioBuilder curriculum takes education where it really should be, student centered and project based.”

Dave Westenberg

Dave Westenberg, a Professor of Biological Sciences at Missouri University of Science & Technology, is widely known as a wonderful microbiologist, a great communicator and an exceptionally dedicated teacher. His students, be they undergraduates, high school teachers or public audiences, invariably feel empowered as scientists because Dave makes room for student curiosity, collaboration, and learning from mistakes.

Dave attended one of BioBuilder’s earliest professional development workshops and immediately saw how the curriculum could create the kind of educational experiences he wanted for his students. His enthusiasm led him to attended BioBuilder’s advanced training program. He has gone on to teach professional development workshops including some in NYC @ Rockefeller with Lindsey L’Ecuyer. He regularly leads workshops in pedagogy and synthetic biology through M S&T and through the American Society for Microbiology.

You can find him on Twitter @GermJuggler

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