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Building with Biology Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the Building with Biology kit designed to engage public in synthetic biology.
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Public Forums Manual

Training guide for planning and holding public forum events.
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Science Cafe Guide

Professional development guide for educators on hosting an event that brings scientists and the public together in an informal setting.
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Same Sides and Let's Talk About It videos

In this program, learners are introduced to nanoscale science which includes 2 ten-minute plays that stimulate conversation about the impact the field of nanoscale science may have on our lives.
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Women's Rights and Sustainability

In this activity, learners will use a set of issues and character cards to consider the importance of women’s rights to sustainability in a guided conversation format.
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Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome forum

Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss the future of human genome editing and its societal implications.
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Online Workshop: What's in Your Building with Biology Kit

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: Engaging Audiences in Science through Building with Biology Public Forums

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Building with Biology Online Workshops

Online professional development for host site staff, volunteers, and scientists who hosted 2016 Building with Biology events.
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Should We Edit the Genome? forum

Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss CRISPR technology used to precisely edit DNA, and if we should.
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"Should We Engineer the Mosquito?" Forum

Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss whether the mosquito should be genetically engineered.
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ASTC Forum Workshop 2008 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Cognitive Enhancement Teen Role Play Forum

In this forum, learners grapple with the implications of two different future technologies that would enhance one's cognitive ability.
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Privacy. Civil Liberties. Nanotechnology.

In this forum, learners will discuss several nanotechnology application scenarios then deliberate in small groups and create a group response to the overarching question, "how can nanotechnology affect someone’s privacy"
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Who Decides Forum 2000 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation that looked at ways to improve visitor enjoyment, engagement and perceived learning at a "Nanotechnology: Risks, Benefits, and Who Decides?" discussion forum that was held at five institutions.
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Health Care Forum 2008 Summative Evaluation

Summative evaluation report for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Risks, Benefits and Who Decides?

In this forum, learners discuss the strengths and weaknesses of three options, raise questions about the societal and environmental implications of nanotechnology to a panel of experts, and work in small groups to form a group recommendation drawing from the options presented.
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