We at MISL are excited to share our passion for science with everyone. We are committed to the idea that science communication is important, and not just among scientists.

Researchers here come from all over the world, with backgrounds in biology, computer science, and electrical engineering, just to name a few. We can’t be experts in everything, so we rely on each other’s expertise to innovate solutions to problems at the intersection of computing and biotechnology.

We think this is an exciting field to be a part of and can’t wait to share it with you.

Educators & coordinators

What kinds of outreach do we do?

In the past, we have participated in these events:

We generally participate in outreach events hosted by the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Upon request, we may be available to host private events here in our building (see below). Occasionally some graduate students give talks at local high schools.

What does a typical outreach event look like?

Here’s an example of a typical onsite MISL outreach event:

10-30 students arrive at a classroom in the UW Allen School (either in the Paul G. Allen Center or the Bill and Melinda Gates Center). A MISL member presents a 20 minute overview of current MISL projects and why we do this research, followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion. Sometimes we are asked to talk about MISL students’ career paths or advice for students interested in research, and we are happy to accommodate similar special topics.

Contact us

Please fill out this form to connect with us about a potential outreach activity.

We put effort into accommodating all requests we receive when possible, but we have limited availability. Not all requests can be accommodated, and we appreciate your understanding if we cannot help you with yours.

If you have more general questions about outreach, please contact us here.