Check Out Our Past Events!

How many strands of DNA do you think are present?

How many strands of DNA do you think are present?

Whitman middle school science expo (April 27, 2017)

We lucked out with our timing by engaging students in a strawberry DNA extraction exercise the week before they start to learn all about the cell! Our giveaway microtubes are perfect for storage so teachers can keep them chilled until they practice using dyes and microscopes! We got bombarded by students and it was a messy and fun-filled evening! 

 

march for science on earth day (april 22, 2017)

Check out our new Instagram page where we decided to post our first picture (above) on Earth Day and display the eloquent message delivered by the folks mobilizing the Seattle Science March. We could not have said it better ourselves. Bravo!

 

Photo by Matt Mills McKnight/Cascade Public Media

Photo by Matt Mills McKnight/Cascade Public Media

March for Science Poster party (April 20, 2017)

We recently organized an evening for the community to celebrate Earth Day and create some poster art! Crosscut.com stopped by to see what we were up to, and we think they liked what they saw as they included us in their article regarding the Seattle Science March. Thanks to all who came through in solidarity for science!

 

painting with bacteria workshop (april 15, 2017)

We held a workshop the day before Easter to paint with (a safe form of) E. coli instead of using eggs! These are just some of the many artworks that were created!

 

Sacajawea boys & Girls Club (April 14, 2017)

We have an on-going program with the Sacajawea Boys' and Girls' Club. In a series of events, kids get to learn about different scientific topics from sound waves to DNA. Always a fantastic time!

 

genetic scissors workshop (April 1, 2017)

Our third and final workshop in the Lab Skills 101 Series utilized techniques gained from the previous two classes to further advance participant knowledge of DNA. We used three common restriction enzymes to cut bacteriophage DNA via preparing reagents and gels, running gel electrophoresis, and staining. It was great fun to observe positive outcomes with successful digests! 

 

candy electrophoresis workshop (March 25, 2017)

Our second workshop in our Lab Skills 101 Series focused on learning the gel electrophoresis process using color from Skittles candy! Wakanene did an expert job at teaching the multi-step experiment to a full house. Each lab group did it all; crushed skittles, built their own chamber, created their own gel, and used electricity to separate molecules as they ran and analyzed their gel! Here's some feedback from one of our participants on Meetup: "That lab was SO fun! We (ages 13 to 50) learned a lot and plan to attend future workshops. I love how you make biology accessible to, and enjoyable by, everyone. Your passion for teaching really shows. :)"  We're so pleased they loved it!

 

Olympic hills Science Fair (March 23, 2017)

Pipetting and liquid handling is a basic skill for all lab scientists. At the Olympic Hills Science Fair, students put their lab skills to test by pipetting colored liquids into microtubes to create necklaces!

 

MICROPIPETTING WORKSHOP (MARCH 18, 2017)

We held our first official workshop (Lab Skills 101 Series) in the lab following our launch party on March 11th! We had a great turnout and we are pleased to see strong interest come from many different age groups. Our education guru, Regina, talked about the importance of laboratory basics and pipette-handling techniques, and then everyone got to practice and perfect their own skills via fun and engaging activities. Success!

 

Soundbio launch party (March 11, 2017)

After many months of hard work by a team of dedicated individuals, we officially opened our doors to the public! Take a look at our Facebook page for more photos of the event!

 

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sacajawea elementary science night (march 9, 2017)

We often participate in community tabling events to spread science awareness, even when slammed with preparations for our launch opening. Here are a few of our team members setting up for a fun evening of DIY biology!

  

Sacajawea boys & Girls Club (February 24, 2017)

We have an on-going program with the Sacajawea Boys' and Girls' Club. In a series of events, kids get to learn about different scientific topics from sound waves to DNA. Always a fantastic time!

 

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Lake Forest Park Elementary Science Night (Feb 15, 2017)

Pipetting and liquid handling is a basic skill for all lab scientists. At Lake Forest Park's Science Night, students put their lab skills to test by pipetting colored liquids on 96-well plates and created microtube necklaces!

 

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Sacajawea boys & Girls Club (December 19, 2016)

We have an on-going program with the Sacajawea Boys' and Girls' Club. In a series of events, kids get to learn about different scientific topics from sound waves to DNA. Always a fantastic time!

 

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Painting with bacteria @ Amazon (July 25, 2016)

We took DIYbio to Amazon's Expressions Lab where Amazonians were given the opportunity to transform E.coli to express color and paint beautiful pictures using pre-transformed glowing bacteria!

 

Influence of the confluence (June 11, 2016)

At Influence of the Confluence by Thornton Creek Alliance, kids and families got the chance to practice DIYbio at the SoundBio table. During the event we extracted strawberry DNA and looked at fish scales through microscopes!

 

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Amazon mini-maker fair (March 12, 2016)

At Amazon's mini-maker fair we got to show off some cool toys and teach micropipetting!