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Community Biology Initiative Online Launch Celebration

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Community Biology Initiative Online Launch Celebration

Time: December 17, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: MakeHaven-Virtual via Google Meet
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Event Type: classes/workshops
Organized By: Brenda Brown
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2020

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Event Description

Join us to learn about an exciting new initiative to bring biology to makers. 


Community Bio Initiative Draft Statement of Purpose. 

New tools of biotechnology will change our world. These innovations in biotechnology can improve lives if accessible to everyone.

We are launching the MakeHaven Community Bio Initiative to cultivate a community that brings ethical creativity to biology and democratizes access to biotechnology.

The community supports cooperation on biology projects, and hosts activities that cultivate enthusiasm for biology in the public.


Components of Initiative

The facilities supporting this initiative include: kitchen, brewing system, workshop space and bio room with lab equipment.


Launch Event

This launch event brings together those interested in participating in the initiative and shows the available resources.



David Kong; Global Community Bio Movement Evangelist

Nora Pyenson: biologist and MakeHaven Volunteer Coordinator

Usha Pillai: CT biotech Resource Connector


6:30pm Welcome and Purpose, JR Logan, MakeHaven Director

6:35pm Speed Introductions - Name and Connection to Bio

6:45pm What is Community Bio Movement - David Kong

7:00pm. Virtual Tour of Community Bio Room and Equipment - Nora Pyenson, Volunteer Facilitator

7:30pm  Accessing Support for Biotech in CT - Usha Pillai 

7:45pm. Educational Events/Activities in 2021 announcements

7:50pm. Discussion/Brainstorm

Discussion questions

  • What activities are possible and most exciting?
  • What partnerships and connections should we be developing?
  • What improvements can we make to our draft statement of purpose?

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