Genspace recognizes that many schools in New York City are under-resourced. To meet the STEM education needs of our city’s students we provide several types of extramural learning opportunities including internships, teacher training and laboratory resources.
This combination of a spring after-school learning program and summer research experience gives New York City public high school students an opportunity to learn synthetic biology and laboratory research skills. The aim of BioRocket is to fill learning gaps that make it difficult for some students to transition from schoolwork to a laboratory internship. BioRocket introduces them to fundamental concepts in molecular biology and scientific research through a spring after-school program, then culminates in a 7-week summer research experience.
Workshops for High School Classrooms
Genspace offers tailored workshops for a fee to classrooms wishing to deepen research experiences and hands-on laboratory skills. Subjects include genomics, genetic engineering, gene editing (CRISPR), and biodesign.
Professional Development for Biology Teachers
Genspace offers teachers hands-on training in biotechnology laboratory exercises, including PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA barcoding, personal genomics, and genetic engineering.