Team:IISc Bangalore/Engagement

Team IISc iGem

Summary

Summary

Our team delivered talks on biotechnology and our project to over 400 students across 3 cities. Subsequently, we conducted a survey to gauge the students' understanding of the talk and the importance of the problem addressed by our project.

We presented a poster at the poster session by the institute's undergraduate science club. The audience consisted mainly of freshman year students; the director, dean, and several faculties turned up too.

We participated in an Indian iGEM meet where we presented our idea in great detail to students and faculty of the host institution and other iGEMers.

Science Club Presentation

Science Club presentation

We prepared and presented a poster at the poster session by the Indian Institute of Scienceâs undergraduate science club on September 10, 2016. The audience consisted mainly of freshman year students. The director, undergraduate deans and several other faculties also attended the event.

The poster explained the motivation behind our project, the different modules of our project and how they worked, methods of assembling BioBricks, the parts we had characterized, the InterLab measurement and introduced the iGEM competition. The intention was to expose our peers to our project and inform them of the existence of the iGEM competition to motivate the freshmen to form their own team and ensure an unbroken succession of teams from our institute and also to obtain feedback and suggestions from faculty members.

The turnout for the event was around 150 people. Like any normal poster session, after each round of presentation, questions were taken and the audience was asked to give their comments in writing. The PDF of the poster presented there can be found here. The poster has been displayed below: