From primary school to summer camp for high school students from all over China, from future biological explorers to students from non-biology-relating majors. We shared ideas to spark new curiosity of synthetic biology.
The first experience of lab work
On June 1st, we took biology major freshmen to the lab in our school to have the first experience of lab work. Hoping to inspire motivation for biology in them, help them know more about lab and study, we organized visit and experience activity in the teaching building of our school. We brought them to the biochemistry and molecular laboratory to try working with bacteria in clean bench.
Speech in summer camp for high school students
Given the current situation of limited influence of iGEM and synthesis biology among Chinese high school students, UCAS-China came to UCAS Summer Camp for High School Students on July 27th, where gathering high school students coming from all over China with a science dream. Our speech provided them with a new concept of synthesis biology. We invited our advisor Fankang MENG to complete the speech with us. With vivid introduction and fancy projects, our speech successfully stimulated listeners’ interest. Looking at their curious eyes, we were glad that our effort to set forward their starting line was meaningful and hoping some of them might be attracted and become iGEMers in the future, trying to do the most fantastic and meaningful project ever.
Support teaching activities
To broaden the influence of iGEM and synthesis biology and facilitate the communication and collaboration with other majors, we decided to start from our university. On June 28th, the final class of the writing course, one of the iGEMers of UCAS-China gave her presentation of Let’s talk about synthesis biology and iGEM. Her speech was a good access for other students to know about what we were devoting to. And synthesis biology was known and thought by other students step by step with our effort.