CommunityBricks and AlumniGEM
At SB5.0, the Cornell, Brown-Stanford, Arizona State, University of Panama, and UTP Panama iGEM teams gathered iGEMers together to discuss two initiatives: a global outreach/ human practices collaboration and the formation of the iGEM Alumni Association.
Since SB5.0, many iGEM teams have come together to create CommunityBricks, a resource of outreach and human practices activities for future iGEM teams to use and add to. We envision that this resource--soon to be a part of iGEM.org--will help iGEM teams promote synthetic biology to the global community.
Additionally, ASU has been collaborating with iGEM HQ and other iGEM teams to create iGEM's alumni association! We all assisted Brown-Stanford iGEM in creating a fabulous networking tool, the AlumniGEM forums, which contains alumni profiles and discussion platforms. And check out the beginnings of the AlumniGEM website, a collaboration between iGEM teams and iGEM HQ to keep alumni connected to iGEM and synthetic biology.
Here is what ASU iGEM has done specifically to make these ideas into reality:
iGEM Outreach Collaboration Committee (CollabCom)
Additional Collaborators, CommunityBricks
We thank the following organizations for providing links to their outreach websites and offering suggestions for future outreach and human practices collaborations:
Additional Collaborators, AlumniGEM
We thank the following teams for representing AlumniGEM at iGEM regional jamborees: