Biology is humanity's next technology revolution, but who will be empowered to participate?
YOUTH SCIENCE INITIATIVE (YSI)
EMW's Youth Science Initiative seeks to educate, inspire, and expose underserved local youth to the brilliant world of biotechnology and other sciences through a social lens.
By empowering diverse youth with opportunities for creative and critical thinking, as well as team work experience, EMW is cultivating a vibrant environment for intellectual growth. Fostering a diverse workforce pipeline for the science industries is essential to the advancement of science. The Youth Science Initiative is preparing the next generation of scientists to make a measurable positive impact.
Youth Science Initiative works toward...
- Diversity: Increasing representation of diversity backgrounds in the scientific field.
- Youth Empowerment: Empowering youth by encouraging critical thinking and intellectual growth, building a future community of forward-thinkers.
- A Better Workforce Pipeline: Inspiring youth to pursue science careers focused on sustainable solutions and, in the future, partnering with colleges and science companies to cultivate career networks.
In past events, YSI has partnered with Ginkgo BioWorks, MIT Media Lab Open Ag, Life Long Kindergarten (LLK), Koinonia Collaborative Institute, Museum of Science, and NASA to bring YSI participants impactful, educational experiences.
How to grow (almost) anything
EMW is thrilled to be a site and home for the international course, "How To Grow (Almost) Anything"! Led by Professor George Church of Harvard, the course builds on Neil Gershenfeld of the MIT Center for Bits and Atom's iconic course, "How to Make (Almost) Anything." Class #1 is in the books, kicked off with lectures by George and our very own David Kong. Come visit our community biology lab soon!