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"Discover your pathway through engineering biology."


"A guide on your journey in science, technology, engineering, and math."



STEM Pathways is the outreach program of the Living Computing Project which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Expeditions in Computing Program (Awards #1522074 / 1521925 / 1521759). Partner universities and businesses include Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Lincoln Labs, BBN Technologies, and TEGrant Consulting. Dr. Douglas Densmore (Boston University ECE Associate Professor) is the Lead PI for the Living Computing Project, and Mrs. Tiffany E. Grant King (TEGrant Consulting) is the program director of STEM Pathways. The main objective of STEM Pathways is to inspire, mentor, train, and empower current and future generations of students, with a focus on underrepresented groups. Through STEM Pathways, students will be able to: obtain academic and research experiences in the growing field of Synthetic Biology; pursue rewarding careers in computer and biomedical engineering; and influence innovations and impacts in STEM, community education, and outreach.

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Visit the Advice to a Scientist page here


learn more about the underlying biological phenomenon that allows living systems to compute


create wetware, software, and hardware solutions to create novel living computing systems


design new living systems using the engineering principles of standards, abstraction and modularity


analyze complex living systems to simulate and analyze their behavior

Experience the world of synthetic biology!

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