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We also discussed the safety and ethics of such genetic
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<h2>Lincoln's Challenge Academy</h2>
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<p>In accordance to our "hands on" approach in getting directly involved with our community and involving the philosophies of science with local educational facilities, we visited and presented at the <a href="http://www.ngycp.org/site/state/il/">Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy</a> in Rantoul, Illinois (which was only about a half hour drive outside of campus).<br/><br/>
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As a part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, the students were of a high school age demographic. However, the demographic and educational backgrounds has its differences from the standard educational system. Members of our team who had participated in educational scientific demonstrations had never been exposed to environment of a military academy. The scientific demonstrations involved:
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<li>Fluorescent hand lotion to demonstrate the spread of pathogens through common contact with objects and people</li>
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<li>Colouring silly putty and exploring the physical properties of the putty we made</li>
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<li>Demonstrating and explaining what happens when dry ice interacts with soap, how temperature affects physical properites of substances</li>
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<li>Flash freezing everyday items like candy bars and even the silly putty to show how heat energy is transfered</li>
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<i>"My visit to those fellow students at the academy will not soon be forgotten. I heard stories, saw faces, and
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hopefully made an impression on them. My goal when I went in that building was to shatter any perceptions of
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science students and science as “stuffy” and “uptight”. After talking to them between demonstrations, I think I did
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that. I wanted to share my belief with them that science and education in general are the most beautiful privileges
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we have. In return I feel inspired by them to be a role model and use my talents to help others, wherever I find
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myself in the future.”</i><br/>
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<center>- Cara Schornak</center><br/><br/>
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<i>"The faces seemed familiar, but the atmosphere felt so foreign. It was eye opening to say the least; I feel like the schools most of us on the iGEM team went to pampered us with scientific education focuses. I'm glad we were able to open some eyes too, especially with the demonstrations we did with the liquid nitrogen and dry ice."</i>
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<h2>GMO Collaboration</h2>
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The overriding purpose of human practices is to educate the public
about what synthetic biology is, what it’s applications are, and the safety of future
about what synthetic biology is, what it’s applications are, and the safety of future
developments in the field. To this end we are proud to collaborate with fellow iGEMmers
developments in the field. To this end we are proud to collaborate with fellow iGEMmers
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Denmark to produce a video series on GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms. <br/><br/>We
Denmark to produce a video series on GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms. <br/><br/>We
hope to engage the general public in a thoughtful conversation on this hot topic by
hope to engage the general public in a thoughtful conversation on this hot topic by
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In particular, we have created 2 videos – one on transgenic corn and another on gene
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Special thanks to the following faculty for their time and participation in our videos.
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<li><a href="http://cropsci.illinois.edu/directory/fbelow">Dr. Fred Below, Professor of Crop Physiology </a></li>
<li><a href="http://cropsci.illinois.edu/directory/fbelow">Dr. Fred Below, Professor of Crop Physiology </a></li>
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<br/>Last year the <a href="http://2011.igem.org/Team:UIUC-Illinois/HumanPract">UIUC iGEM 2011 team</a> proposed a class in synthetic biology as part of their human practices project. This year we can see the continuation of our efforts.
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This fall the first class of BIOE 498 Section TL "Introduction to Syn Bio" met with <a href="http://wwwdev.bioen.illinois.edu/people/profile.asp?luting">Professor Ting Lu</a> to learn about the basics of synthetic biology. <br/><br/>
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how popular media has reported on synthetic biology advances. It is an excellent source
how popular media has reported on synthetic biology advances. It is an excellent source
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for both learning more about synthetic biology and understanding how science relates
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to social policy. In our endeavors we also spoke with author <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Powers">Richard Powers</a> on our very own campus who is a colleague and friend of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_E._Robinson">Dr. Gene Robinson</a>, the director of the Institute of Genomic Biology. </p>
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<textarea rows=50 cols=100 readonly wrap="soft">Time Magazine
<textarea rows=50 cols=100 readonly wrap="soft">Time Magazine
-  “The Risks and Rewards of Synthetic Biology”, Nancy Gibbs, June 28, 2010. Editorializing about the risks of Synbio in the light of Craig Venter and the Gulf Oil Spill
-  “The Risks and Rewards of Synthetic Biology”, Nancy Gibbs, June 28, 2010. Editorializing about the risks of Synbio in the light of Craig Venter and the Gulf Oil Spill
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<h2>SynBio Presentations</h2>
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schedule a presentation from the 2012 UIUC iGEM team, please contact Asha Kirchhoff at
schedule a presentation from the 2012 UIUC iGEM team, please contact Asha Kirchhoff at
<a href="mailto:kirchho2@illinois.edu ">kirchho2@illinois.edu </a></p>
<a href="mailto:kirchho2@illinois.edu ">kirchho2@illinois.edu </a></p>
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Outreach

Human Practices
  • Overview
  • EOH
  • Lincoln's Challenge
  • GMO Collaboration
  • Synthetic Biology Class
  • Further Resources
  • Contact Us
  • Mission Statement

    The UIUC 2012 iGEM team has embraced human practices as an opportunity to develop our own sense of ethics and responsibility while promoting general knowledge about synthetic biology.

    We have decided to focus our energies on a collaboration to produce informative and thought provoking videos on genetically modified organisms as well as individual presentations on synthetic biology within the Champaign-Urbana community.



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