We aim to teach scientists the skills they need to communicate effectively both to those in their field and to the layman.
BioEASI engages and educates the public on current scientific innovations and questions, whether in the classroom or in a more informal setting!
We strive to engage all ages but tailor some activities to inspire the next generation of scientists and global citizens.
BioEASI utilizes many types of media for scientists to communicate their research, from traditional Q&As to paint on canvas!
BioEASI has been working with the Preuss School at UCSD to run workshops for their 8th grade Girls in STEAM club. This outreach combines fun “lab” activities with interactive lessons and will provide opportunities for the students to learn about the important roles of women in science! Our first workshop highlighted the science behind food!
Ten BioEASI volunteers gave guest lectures to five classes at a charter school in downtown San Diego called E3 Civic High School. The topic of the first series was using the scientific method to investigate microbial communities. For this experiment, different groups and combinations of bacteria/fungi were grown together. After a short lecture, the students Read more about BioCHEASI – Guest Lecture at E3 Civic High on the Microbes in Cheese[…]
Homology & Analogy: La Jolla Workshop La Jolla Library – October 27th 3-5pm Come learn about the biological principles of Homology and Analogy by building vertebrate limbs, studying the ways creatures fly, and investigating how plants store food for themselves. We’ll discover how looking for common origins and novel solutions helps scientists identify the underlying Read more about What Makes Us the Same: Homology & Analogy[…]
Why does your Popsicle melt on a hot day? Why does the bathroom mirror fog up after a long shower? Why does rain turn to hail when it’s cold outside? Through culinary examples of phase changes, students will explore phase changes and how they occur on a molecular level. BioEASI has adopted the Young Chefs Read more about Without Ice Cream, There Would Be Chaos – La Jolla Library Workshop[…]
Fluorescence in Science – Illuminating Discoveries San Diego Festival for Science – Petco Park – Saturday March 3rd 10am-5pm BioEASI will be hosting a booth on how fluorescence is used in science, from its isolation from Jellyfish to its use it researching cancer!
CSI La Jolla Workshop La Jolla Library – February 17th 3-5pm How do scientists identify criminals from trace amounts of evidence?! This Saturday at the La Jolla Library learn in a hands on CSI workshop. Explore how DNA analysis, footprint analysts, chromatography and other scientific techniques are used to solve crimes.
Young Chefs Our own Marie Adomako has adopted the Young Chefs program to be taught at local San Diego elementary and middle schools. BioEASI volunteers will be teaching this program is hopes to install scientific principles with cooking! The aim is to: Engage underserved students with scientific concepts and methods across the physical and life Read more about Young Chefs – Teaching Science with Food![…]
Food Science: Experiments with Enzymes Saturday January 20th, 3pm-5pm Discover the chemistry and microbiology of cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products. Learn how to make cheese and remove lactose form milk in this fun, hands-on workshop exploring food technology. Appropriate for ages 10-18. Limit 20 participants. Register for this program by clicking here. Thanks La Read more about Chemistry of Diary – Event at the La Jolla Library[…]
STEAM Maker Fair Del Mar Racetrack – December 2nd, 2017 Thank you STEAM Maker Fair for inviting us to give our “Microbes Around Us” Booth, as well as everyone who stopped by and all of our amazing volunteers!
Paint Your Research! Date: October 13th, 2017 4:30-7pm Location: Bonner Hall 2130 Mark your calendars for an evening of science, painting, and snacks! We’ll provide the food and art supplies, you provide the ideas. This will be a great opportunity to tap into your creative side as well as learn more about BioEASI! RSVP Read more about Paint Your Research![…]