BE Board:Community service

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Current Projects 2011-2012

Welcome to the BE Board Community Service Wiki! Please email Bridget Wall, at bwall@mit.edu with your suggestions.

The BE Board will be sponsoring several Community Service events this year, including building DNA legos, collaborations with the Charles River Conservancy, and acting as a partner in the Annual Cambridge Science Festival.

Past Events


DNA Legos

We helped glue and assemble lego-based tRNA molecules for lego kits to be sent to the Boston Community Leadership Academy (http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/school/boston-community-leadership-academy)

Thank you to those that volunteered: Lorenna Buck, Yvonne Yamanaka, Ethan Sokol, Nate Schafheimer, Xiaosai Yao, Sarah Schrier, Bill Hesse.

Please check out a video of the tRNA in action: http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/783-translation-reading-the-dna-code-the-lego-animation-version



Cambridge Science Festival,

BE helped the Center for Environmental Health Sciences [1] run a booth on DNA damage using both UV beads and the DNA Lego kits.

Thanks to those that volunteering: Bryan Owens, Ethan Sokol, Nate Schafheimer,and Xiaosai Yao.

For more information please visit their website: http://cambridgesciencefestival.org/Home.aspx




Christmas in the City: It was a huge success. Thank you to everyone in BE that helped purchase a toy!

Here are some links on the coverage of the event:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/19/volunteers_bring_joy_to_thousands/ http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=117702 http://www.thebostonchannel.com/chronicle/5542573/detail.html

More information about Christmas in the City can be found at | www.christmasinthecity.org





Thank you! Lisa--Your BE Board Community Service Chair.

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