Exhibit Hall

Genes in Space - a contest that combines science and technology to send student experiments to space

Presented by: Genes in Space

Strand: K-12 Education

Genes in Space is an innovation challenge that invites teachers and students in grades seven through 12 to design a pioneering DNA experiment for the International Space Station (ISS). Participants in the competition are offered a unique chance to conduct authentic scientific research in space and join the cutting edge of space biology. Since its founding in 2015, the Genes in Space Competition has engaged over 4,000 students. Genes in Space has conducted a total of four missions aboard the ISS, generating valuable data and expanding molecular biology capabilities in space.

Through Genes in Space Interactive a growing number of resources are available to classrooms, including a series of educational videos, the miniPCR Lab in a Box loaner program, hands-on workshops and #GenesInSpaceChat live events. Stop by our booth to learn more and get ready to launch!

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Hosted & sponsored by

UMass Donahue Institute Massachusetts Business Roundtable Governor’s STEM Advisory Council WGBH