2008 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Biological Sciences Student Advisory Council at Carnegie Mellon's Annual Spring Carnival

April 21, 2008

With a steady stream of visitors, the Biological Sciences Student Advisory Council (BioSAC)’s booth at Carnegie Mellon’s Annual Spring Carnival was a big success.  Held April 17-19, this year’s theme “EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!” inspired the organization’s “Breaking the Code” booth.

The BioSAC booth committee, co-chaired by Samantha Spath and Steve Reilly, took their newsworthy cue from the Human Genome project and developed a corresponding game for the booth. The game entitled “Repair the DNA” required visitors to knock down incorrect base pairs within the DNA sequence using a tennis ball.

Approximately 25 undergraduate members of BioSAC spent countless hours planning, constructing and manning the booth for this three-day event. Katherine Bonnington and Lyndsey Gray were two of the student volunteers. Commenting on their experience, Gray “enjoyed designing the walls” while Bonnington preferred painting to waterproofing the roof.

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