SoundBio was invited to participate in the annual ‘Up Your Ave’ celebration in Seattle. The purpose of this event is to showcase local businesses to incoming freshman who attend the University of Washington. Hosted on ‘the Ave’ (in close proximity to the University), students stopped by a variety of booths to learn more about the U-District business offerings and promotions. Because our lab has close affiliations with UW and is located nearby, we were happy to participate and share our mission with the 1500 or so students who participated in this event.
Aside from teaching students how to micro-pipet, we spent time explaining the various community projects we run in our lab space such as Citizen Salmon, Dirt life and our new Biomodeling group. Interested students were offered a 2 month trial membership to join one of these exciting citizen science projects. One of SoundBio’s science advisors, Dr. Herbert Sauro (BioEngineering, UW), stopped in with his 2 young children to help!
Overall it was a fun event to help spread the word about who we are and what we do. If you want to learn more or don’t know where to start, feel free to drop us a line at info (at) sound.bio. We’re here to help.