Entries by miniPCR Team

Congratulations Anna-Sophia Boguraev, Genes in Space 2015 Winner

Student DNA Experiment Selected as Winner of Genes in Space Science Competition Experiment to be performed aboard International Space Station   Boston, MA, July 8th, 2015. Boeing, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Math for America (MfA), and miniPCR named Anna-Sophia Boguraev from Bedford, NY, the winner in the first ever Genes […]

Congratulations Genes in Space Finalists!

  Five Student Teams Selected as Finalists for  International Space Station Science Competition Winning Genes in Space DNA experiment to be performed aboard ISS New York, NY, June 1, 2015. Boeing, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Math for America (MƒA), and miniPCR named five finalists in the first ever Genes in […]

miniPCR Featured in Nature Methods

PCR heads into the field 2015 has so far been a breakthrough year in our mission to make DNA science accessible. Among other news, we’ve partnered with the International Space Station to put miniPCR in orbit, inviting students to propose and design the first DNA amplification experiment in space through an exciting competition. In addition, […]

Guest post: Enabling High School DNA science

This is a guest post by Aspen Padron, senior at James C. Enochs High School in Modesto, California. Aspen is working on her senior honors thesis under the leadership of Mr. Dave Menshew, MA.Ed. NBCT, in the Forensic/Biotechnology Career Pathway Program. Below is an account of Aspen’s first genetic barcoding experiment using miniPCR. Recently I […]


Here goes our love and gratitude to supporters of DNA education who backed miniPCR on Kickstarter, pledging $5 or more just for the fun of supporting science education. Thanks to you all for letting the world know you care about DNA!! PS: If you have pledged at a different pledge level, and would like us […]

245 Kickstarter Backers!!!

We have just successfully closed our Kickstarter campaign. miniPCR is officially funded! THANK YOU to the 245 backers who believed in us and are supporting our project to bring DNA science to everyone, everywhere. Thank you to friends, mentors, miniPCR users, colleagues, spouses, and families who contributed ideas and support throughout the campaign. Today is […]

PCR for everyone, everywhere: miniPCR Featured in O’Reilly’s BioCoder

BioCoder is the self-described newsletter of the biological revolution. And miniPCR is the poster child (of the 2014 Fall issue, that is)! Check it out here. BioCoder is about biology as it moves from research labs into startup incubators, hacker spaces, and even homes. It’s about a very old programming language that we’re just beginning […]

STEM funding resources to help equip your classroom

Science educators invest heavily in their students: creating learning experiences and supporting their students all year long. To support those experiences, it is critical to help teachers and schools find the funding they need to invest in students. Below is a brief list of STEM funding resources, compiled by various organizations that took a comprehensive […]

STEM Grants from MLSC (for MA Schools)

Source: http://www.masslifesciences.com/programs/equip The STEM Equipment and Supplies Grant Program enables the purchase of equipment and supplies for High Schools and Middle Schools in the Commonwealth in order to train students in life sciences technology and research, as well as addresses a funding gap in capital dollars for public and not-for-profit workforce training and educational institutions. […]