Soap Box

Soap Box

Soap Box is an interactive series in which participants of all backgrounds converse with top MIT scientists or engineers in an informal cafe-style setting at the MIT Museum. Begun in 2005, Soap Box is the premier public forum for discussing new scientific and technological developments at MIT.


Fall 2015

Re: Making Life

Join us on Wednesday evenings this September and October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Explore what "synbio" is, how scientists are using innovative techniques to modify organisms, and for what purposes. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!

From DNA to Designer Genomes: Wed., Sept. 30 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Christopher Voigt, MIT
John Doench, Broad Institute

Breaking the SynthBio Barrier: Wed., Oct. 7 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School

Engineering Organisms: Wed., Oct. 14 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Kristala Jones Prather, MIT
Ron Weiss, MIT

Social Impact and Policy: Wed., Oct. 21 from 6:00-7:30 pm
George Church, Harvard University
Kenneth Oye, MIT

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