This year's theme—Learn.Design.Compute with Bio— brings together scientists, designers and educators to discuss novel learning platforms and activities to advance biological design, synthetic biology and computation education at K12 and beyond.
Yasmin Kafai, Orkan Telhan, & Karen Hogan,
University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Grushkin, Executive Director BioDesign Challenge
Public Conversation Topic: Where Biology, Design & Computation Meets
Yasaman Sheri, Rhode Island Institute of Design
Michelle Fisher, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Corinne Okada Takara, Okada Design
Public Conversation Topic: Bridging Communities, Broadening Access
Kate Wildauer, FocusBio
Yasmin Kafai, University of Pennsylvania
David Kong, MIT Media Lab
The event will take place in Stiteler Hall (208 South 37th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104) on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Stiteler Hall is a modern brown-red brick building sitting at the intersection of Walnut and 37th Street just south of the Graduate School of Education (see photo or red pin on map above).
Note that you can enter the building from 37th street. Alternatively, you can walk around Stiteler Hall to the back entrance in the courtyard behind the front entrance. This different entrance faces Solomon Labs and the School of Social Policy and Practice.
SEPTA buses stop at the corner of 37th and Walnut Street. There are also westbound trolleys that run from 30th street station or center city to 36th Street and Chestnut Street. It is possible to take the 13 or 36 Trolley to the 36th Street stop. From there, you can exit the station and walk south to Walnut Street and west to 37th Street. Also, the Septa Market-Frankford trolley line stops at the corner of 34th and Market Street. This would require you walk two main blocks south to Walnut Street and West to 37th Street.
The 30th Street Street station is a few blocks (0.6 miles) away, about a 15 minute walk or a $7-10 cab ride.
If you arrive from PHL airport, a cab ride takes about 20 minutes and has a fixed rate of $28.50 + 0.60 surcharge.
If you arrive by car on the I-76, take the exit 346a, “South Street”.
Limited metered street parking is available on Walnut Street and surrounding streets. A public parking garage can be found one block away, at the corner of Walnut and 37th Street (119 South 38th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104). Parking will cost about $19/day.