10 – 2.4.2023 – Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

FLYER – 2.4.23 – Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Day, Date, Time:  Saturday, February 4, 2023     8am – 1 pm

Contact Hours: 5.0 hours 

Location: USAFA Biology Department

Title: Creating the Future: Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Presenters: USAFA iGEM Team Cadets, Vicki Morrison, Dr. Kristi McElmurry, Dr. Balboni, Mel Grogger, Catherine Jarriel, Dr. Travis Tubbs, Dr.Jordan Steel and AFRL- Dr. Hung and Dr. Sanaz, Dr. Katharine Bates

Description: Through a mixture of presentations and hands-on activities by the United States Air Force Academy Biology department participants will be introduced to genetic engineering and synthetic biology.


8amBreakfast and Introduction to Genetic EngineeringGenetic engineered braceletsUSAFA iGEM Team Cadets
8:30amBiocementation engineeringMake Sand Molds/CastlesVicki Morrison
9amNanobody Technology/PlasmidsStart transformationDr. Kristi McElmurry
10amLSRC genetic engineeringMicroscopes- look at algaeFinish TransformationDr. Balboni, Mel Grogger, Catherine Jarriel
11amSpace Bioengineering (Plants and gravity)3D scan plantsDr. Travis Tubbs
11:30amPFAS genetic engineeringWatch music videosDr. Steel and AFRL- Dr. Hung and Dr. Sanaz
12pmLunch/ Discussion of Genetics EducationPunnett Square Olympics!Dr. Bates
1pmEnd of the Workshop