Producing Strategies for Public Engagement

As a LEAP participant, Michael Fisher advocated for the intensification of efforts to creatively and productively engage with the public on synthetic biology and biotechnology. Just over a year later, Michael joined the STEM education faculty at Liberty Science Center (LSC) in Jersey City, New Jersey to focus full-time on science outreach. During his time at LSC, Michael designed and executed several high-school-level laboratory workshops emphasizing molecular biology experiments and computational protein design. Michael is now using synthetic biology tools to investigate parasitic disease at Rutgers–New Jersey Medical School, and has continued his public engagement efforts in collaboration with North Dover Elementary School’s STEAM DREAM project.