Biodesign Challenge

The Biodesign Challenge (BDC) is an educational competition that offers university and high school students the opportunity to partner with scientists, artists, designers, and subject matter experts to envision the future of biotechnology. BDC’s goals are threefold: to prepare young artists and designers to work with emerging biotech; to build collaborations between artists, designers, and biologists; and to engage the public with visions for biotechnology.

Over the course of spring semester, classrooms from around the world partnered with experts across art, design, and the biological sciences to explore novel uses of biotechnology and the potential impact of those applications. At the end of the school year, each school chose one team to showcase its project at the BDC Summit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.




Executive Board


BDC Staff