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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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Online Workshop Recording: Learn about how to get involved with a new community science project around heat waves, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, and drought

Online professional development workshop recording.
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NanoDays 2010 Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the NanoDays 2010 kit designed to engage the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.impact on society.
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Fostering Conversation about Synthetic Biology Between Publics and Scientists: A Comparison of Approaches and Outcomes Journal Article

Publication focused on two-way conversations and mutual learning between scientists and public audiences about synthetic biology in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.
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Building with Biology Summative Evaluation Reports (2018)

Summative Evaluation Report for Building with Biology project examining outcomes for: 1) public audiences and 2) scientists and informal science educators participating in the project.
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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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Public Engagement with Science: A guide to creating conversations among publics and scientists for mutual learning and societal decision-making

Professional development guide to help staff develop activities and implement multi-directional conversations with visitors at Building with Biology events.
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Online Workshop: Findings from Data Collection about Building with Biology Events

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: Evaluating Building with Biology Forums

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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Online Workshop: Activities and Conversations about Synthetic Biology: The Building with Biology Project

Online professional development workshop recording.
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NanoDays 2015 Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the NanoDays 2015 kit designed to engage the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.impact on society.
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NanoDays 2014 Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the NanoDays 2014 kit designed to engage the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.impact on society.
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NanoDays 2013 Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the NanoDays 2013 kit designed to engaging the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.impact on society.
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Child using puzzle blocks to make images in Build a Giant Puzzle Block NanoDays activity

NanoDays 2012 Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the NanoDays 2012 kit designed to engage the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.impact on society.
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NanoDays 2011 Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the NanoDays 2011 kit designed to engage the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.impact on society.
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NanoDays 2009 Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the NanoDays 2013 kit designed to engage the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.impact on society.
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Nanomedicine in Healthcare

In this forum, learners explore nanotechnology-enabled medical technologies and their potential to transform health care, while considering the societal, ethical, environmental and economic impacts of this emerging technology.
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Energy Challenges, Nanotech Solutions?

In this forum, learners take the role of a governmental funding agency and asks them to consider how nanotechnology should fit into the timeline and scope of future national energy policy.
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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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