Biodesign in Schools
Contribute to the training of creative people with critical thinking and problem solving skills.
This project seeks to contribute to the training of citizens who know the local needs with a global vision, and with the ability to make collective decisions favoring their own well-being, that of others and the planet. Also, to inspire more girls and boys to choose a STEM career for their future.We train teachers and students in an interdisciplinary methodology, which combines Design Thinking with the observation of nature and the understanding of biotechnology. During the Biodesign process, students will have the possibility of formulating projects that incorporate biotechnologies to solve challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals in their community.The schools participating in the project are located in zones of socioeconomic level 1 and 2 of the city of Bogotá and Soacha. The project will reach 70 teachers from different areas and about 600 elementary and middle school students, with the highest percentage of students in grades 9 and 10.