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Everyone likes music... everyone likes movies... everyone likes some kind of art...why not science?...Is science really boring?

Just try it!

 

Want to learn more about biotechnology? We provide hands-on biotechnology workshops to schools and individuals.

Want to get your hands dirty? We provide space for DIY biologists.

Our capability statement here.

Check out our growing list of workshops.

These workshops are accessible to educators, elementary, middle and high school students as well as college-aged students discerning a career in the life sciences. This can also prove valuable to unemployed or underemployed individuals interested in learning new skills, or just members of our community curious about life sciences.

 

Are you already a bioscientist? Have a small project you want to tackle? Just don't have enough time or students.We can help you...for free! Visit our "BIOrphan project" service description.

Our workshops will help making life sciences more accessible to the public, promote active learning and help develop students' imagination and creativity. This is not just "education in science" but "education through science"(1), that goes beyond just science literacy.

 

 

(1) UNESCO's "Current challenges in basic science education"

Our first supporters

 

A big "Thank You" to the Los Alamos Daily Post for sponsoring our Main Street Crowd funding campaign!

 

 

Welcome to Biodidact!

Biodidact is a biotechnology research laboratory with a commitment to providing quality, safe, sustainable and authentic STEM education support to the community.

Come explore what Biotech can do for you...and what you can do for Biotech!

Our core competencies: Research and Development, Technical training, Professional development, Teaching support and Citizen science.


 

Raising awareness and promoting hands-on education in Biotechnology.

Biotechnology is the fastest growing technology, yet it may still be at its infancy: Concrete that repairs itself, spider silk without spiders, vegan cheese, bioluminescent plants are only a few examples.

 

Life Sciences Code of Conduct tool kit

 

"One reason students hate science and math classes is because they don't get enough practice so they never feel fully comfortable."

T. DeWitt

Science literacy through fun hands-on science and actual research.

 

 What we do:

Research, Teaching, DIYBio,

Community Outreach

We have moved!

Biodidact and Los Alamos Makers (losalamosmakers.org) are now in the same building.

 

TeachersTake advantage of our expertise and our equipment through our mobile lab. 

You can also engage your students with in-classroom citizen science activities.

K-12 worshops list

Express your interest or sign up for an in-classroom workshop here.

 

"Why Bio is the new digital"

Our mission: "Sustainable biotechnology education for all!"

How?

 

Workshops

Learn hands-on, state-of-the-art techniques used in biotechnology labs:

  • A-la-carte after school programs
  • Summer programs

Research

Once you have mastered the basics with our workshops, you can participate in one of our research projects or help our collaborators.

Teachers

Biotechnology is growing so fast, it can be hard to keep up. Our mobile lab is an easy way for teachers to bring hands-on fun to the classroom and have hands-on access to expensive laboratory equipment through:

Citizen science

and DIYBio

Help acquire scientific data or start your own project, under our supervision.

Read more here

If you live in NM and would like to attend one of our workshops, be a DIYBio member,

just have questions, or want to give us your feedback, please contact us.

 

“ I beseech you to take interest in these sacred domains so expressively called laboratories. Ask that there be more and that they be adorned for these are temples of the future, wealth and well-being. It is here that humanity will grow, strengthen and improve. Here, humanity will learn to read progress and individual harmony in the work of nature..."

Louis Pasteur