Genspace partners with colleges and universities to nurture creative approaches to the sciences in the next generation of practicioners. The Biodesign Challenge is our largest arts and design program, spanning 27 schools and 9 countries in 2018. We also offer workshops and scientific mentorship through our Scholars Program.
Genspace partners with colleges and universities to offer workshops that introduce cutting-edge science (like genomics, genetic engineering, biodesign, and CRISPR) to their students. Our instructors come from top institutions around New York to teach advanced biology in easy to understand, hands-on lessons. Lab work is the core component of each workshop. Concepts are reinforced through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and hands on science activities.
FIT - Genspace Lab Scholars program
Through the FIT–Genspace Lab Scholars Program, students from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) receive support to conduct original research in the Genspace Lab. Scholars receive access to our lab and mentorship from our scientific staff and advisors. Through this partnership, Genspace and FIT work together to support innovation at the intersection of design and biotechnology.
The Biodesign Challenge is Genspace’s flagship bioart and design program. The university competition partners art and design classrooms with scientists to imagine future applications of biotech. Hundreds of students from classrooms around the world participate. The program culminates each year at the Museum of Modern Art where the top teams showcase their projects and compete for trophies including the coveted Glass Microbe.