Try Bio-Rad's CRISPR Gene Editing Kit with us!

Wednesday, February 9th from 4:30 - 6:30pm CST

Virtual, Zoom

Facilitators: Mary Clark, Suzanne Fetherling, Natalie Bueno, Emily Ferrin, and Ashley Walter

The Baxter Center is excited to run the Baxter Box @ Home: CRISPR Gene Editing workshop. Through this interactive virtual program, teachers will test out Bio-Rad's new lab and work with colleagues to creatively think through how to bring this activity back to classroom. Participants will borrow equipment and receive materials, join the Baxter Center for a live workshop, and run the lab from wherever they like, for FREE.

By participating in the program participants will:

  • Borrow lab equipment and receive reagents to test out Bio-Rad's CRISPR Gene Editing lab. 
  • Plan with a community of educators and Baxter Center staff to reflect on how activities can be brought back to the classroom.
  • Become eligible to borrow classroom sets of equipment and receive up to four lab kits for FREE through the Baxter Box Loaner Program.
  • Earn 7 CEUs for participating!

In accordance with the mission of our program to promote equity in science education, we will prioritize chicagoland educators who represent and serve communities that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) as well as communities with a significant proportion of low-income families.

Application due on January 24, 2022 at 11:59pm CST:

Please email any questions and/or comments to



January 24 by 11:59pm  

Applications due

Applications are due by Monday, January 24 at 11:59pm CST.

January 31 - February 1

Participants Accepted

Applicants who are accepted into the program will be notified by February 1st.

February 2

Participant Confirmation Deadline 

Participants who are accepted into the program will need to confirm their participation by February 2nd.

February 3 - 4

Baxter Box Deliveries 

Curbside pick up will be available at Northwestern University (Evanston) February 3 from 3 - 5pm or Baxter Box will be delivered February 4 between 9am - 3pm.   

February 9, 4:30 - 6:30pm CST

LIVE CRISPR Gene Editing Workshop

Through this interactive virtual workshop, teachers will join Mary Clark & Suzanne Fetherling to work through Bio-Rad's CRISPR Gene Editing lab.