Triangle DIY Biology:Community Citizen Science and DIYBio Group of the NC Triangle
Sunday, June 17, 6:30 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace. Mudwatts and Microbiomes. Discussion about doing 16S sequencing to the Mudwatt anaerobic microbiome. More details are under the Microbiome tab.
Sunday, May 20, 6:30 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace. Discussion of proposed floor plan for #24 and the layout for the TriDIYBio space within.
Saturday, Apr 28 Triangle SciTech Expo at the Raleigh Museum of Natural Science. TriDIYBio had activities including smartphones, microbiome sampling and painting with GFP and other chromophores. Pictures are posted here.
Wednesday, Apr 25, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Lakewood's Science Night at Lakewood Elementary in Durham. Triangle DIY Biology and Anthony Abbate (aka the Science Wizard) will have hands-on exercises for all who come. Pictures of the GFP painting are posted at the link here.
Saturday Apr 21 DIY Fest at Scrap Exchange. TriDIYBio participated along with other organizations in The RAD (Re-Use Arts District). Pictures are posted at the link here.
Saturday, Mar 31, Apr 7 & 14, 1 PM-4 PM RAD Lab hosted workshops for the upcoming Hebocon competition (Crappy Robot Sumo Wresting) that will be held during the DIY Fest, Apr 21 at the Scrap Exchange. This will be to help competition hopefuls with robot construction. Pictures of the event are here. See this Youtube video to get a flavor of this event. More information about Hebocon can be found at their official website.
Saturday, Apr 14, 9 AM - 1 PM, Raleigh March for Science 2018. TriDIYBio participated with exhibits. At the Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh. More details here. Picture of the Microbiome and GFP painting results are here.
Wednesday, Mar 21. Members of Triangle DIY Biology did some hands-on activities at an NIEHS event titled "Students@Work Program" Agenda here. Pictures from the students' GFP painting here!
Wednesday, Feb 28 "Out of the Box" Professional Development Workshop" with DPS Teachers: "What is in the Food Colors? - DIY Gel Electrophoresis" at Hillside HS, Durham
Tuesday, Feb 27 from 6-8 PM Brassfield Elementary Math and Science Extravaganza, Raleigh: Color separation by gel electrophoresis and lung capacity measurement.
Sunday Feb 25 from 12-2 PM, an Open House hosted by our neighbor Pitbull Martial Arts at SplatSpace. They plan to have a food truck and activities. This will substitute for our monthly 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio event at SplatSpace. Photo Album here.
Sunday, Jan 21, 1 PM-4 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace.
Sunday, Dec 17, 6:30 PM 3rd Sunday meeting at SplatSpace. General discussion with members.
Wednesday, Nov 29 ,8:30 AM - 4 PM. Workshop for Athens Drive High School Teachers by NIEHS @ NIEHS. Agenda here.
Saturday, Nov 25, 1 PM-4 PM Saturday Science at the RAD Lab at #24 Shoppers St in the Lakewood Re-Use District. Projects featured this week include ultra-low power measurements (applicable to microbial fuel cell), diy bio-sensors (including fermentophone applications), autumn leaves gel plates, Science Wizardry for young and old alike.
Sunday, Nov 19, 6:30 PM at SplatSpace, 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio event: General Discussion.
Saturday, Nov 11, 11 AM-2 PM Saturday Science Open House at the RAD Lab at #24 Shoppers St in the Lakewood Re-Use District. Photo Gallery here.
Friday, Oct 20, Rad Lab Open House 6-7 PM alongside the Scrap Exchange Artist Reception and Make and Take.
Wed, Oct 25, 2:45-4:45 PM. "Out of the Box" Professional Development Workshop" with DPS Teachers: "What is in the Food Colors? - DIY Gel Electrophoresis" Agenda here.
Sunday, Oct 15, Sunday, 6:30 PM at SplatSpace, 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio event: CRISPR, Gene Drives and Mosquitos.
Saturday, Oct 14, 11 AM-2 PM Open House and Saturday Science at the RAD Lab at #24 Shoppers St in the Lakewood Re-Use District. Directions here. Flyer with a full description for the event here.
Thursday Sept 21 5:30-8:30 PM TriDIYBio will be exhibiting at 2017 SciREN Triangle Networking Event at the NC Museum of Natural Science. Agar gel instructions and graphics are linked.
Sept 17, Sunday, 6:30 PM at SplatSpace, 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio event: details coming soon. Every 3rd Friday at SplatSpace.
Sept 16, Saturday 11 AM - 2 PM Saturday Science at the RAD Lab - Building DIY magnetic stir plates
Aug 25 & Aug 26: Open House RAD Lab, the TriDIYBio's pop-up community lab at #25 Shopper's St. See the RAD Lab page for full details of this event.
Aug 23: TriDIYBio will be participating in the Durham Public Schools 2017-2018 Academic Kick Off event at the Southern School of Energy & Sustainability from 8:30AM to 12:30PM
July 29 & 30 Sat and Sun. The Inaguaral Mid-Atlantic Community Lab sWorkshop at Charlottesville, VA.
July 21, Friday, July 21, 6-7 PM Come see the RAD lab. We will be giving tours. RAD lab is the former "Bell Amour Beauty Lounge" at 25 Shoppers Lane, Durham NC, near Scrap Exchange
July 16 Sunday, 6:30 PM TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace: Elliot Roth, one of the founders of Indie Lab, a community science lab in Richmond, Virginia visited.
July 14 at STaRS (Science Teachers at Research Summer @NIEHS) TriDIYBio presented "DIY Biology in the Triangle"
June 18 6:30 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace. Gene editing with CRISPR: What is CRISPR and why is it important?
May 21 6:30 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace: Discussing potential move to Scrap Exchange
May 5, TriDIYBio contributed smartphone microscopes for the Northside Elementary STEAM Day
April 22, 2017 TriDIYBio exhibited at the Community Science Fair during the Raleigh March for Science. Pictures here and more detail under the Events/Outreach tab
April 8, 2017 SciTechExpo TriDIYBio and NIEHS exhibit. See the pictures here and on the Events/Outreach page.
Mar 19, 2017 6: 30 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYbio meeting at SplatSpace: Introduction to Microbiological Techniques.
Feb 19, 2017 6:30 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace: A continuation of hands-on Introductory training in two basic molecular biology techniques, using pipettemen and running an agarose gel.
Jan 15, 2017 6:30 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace: Tom Randall of TriDIYBio will lead a hands-on Introductory training in two basic molecular biology techniques, using pipette men and running an agarose gel.
Jan 6, 2017 Dr. Gavin Williams, Assoc. Prof. at NC State and Synthetic Biologist, will be giving a Teen Science Cafe talk at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences titled "Making Medicine from Microbes" from 6-7 PM.
12/18/16, 6:30 PM 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace: Geobiologist Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert will present on how microbiologists access and study microbes that live in the deep biosphere, including results from a cruise to collect rocks buried 2.5 km underground for 25 million years. See cruise website: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/chikyu/e/exp337/.
10/16/16: 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace: "Current Issues In Agricultural Biotechnology" by Edward Richards, founder of High Quality Entomological Services in Research Triangle Park.
9/21/16 Stanford Prof gets MacArthur Award for Foldscope, a DIY microscope.
9/18/16: 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace: "Research Projects In a Home-Based DIYbio Lab" presented by Tom Randall.
8/21/16: 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio meeting at SplatSpace: Patent attorney and biochemist Daniel Cole from Bold IP used the recent CRISPR patent dispute to illustrate the basics of patent law in a talk entitled “When To Stop What You're Doing and Talk To a Patent Lawyer”.
8/20/16: We spent the day at the Building with Biology event at the Durham Museum of Life and Science. Click here to see the gallery of Microbiome and GFP Painting results.
7/19/16 : TriDIYBio gave a presentation on "DIY Biology in the Triangle" to STaRS (Sceince Teachers at Research Summer) at NIEHS.
June 2016: We have a physical space at SplatSpace and we are acquiring equipment. SplatSpace has a Tuesday meeting beginning at 7 PM open to the public, come visit. Every 3rd Sunday TriDIYBio has a meetup at SplatSpace that is open to all. To join our meetup, click here.
4/27/16: TriDIYBio (Jim, Mike, Tom) did a radio interview with Ernie Hood of Radio In Vivo, click here to listen.
4/23/16: We had a great time at the 2016 Triangle SciTech Expo. Click here to see the gallery of Microbiome and GFP Painting activity results!
Mar 2016 : Jim Rose discusses his experience with iGEM.
Nov 2015: Tom Randall discusses his experience building a home based DIYBio lab "Building a DIY lab".