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.