BIO102 // Sara Delessio


Over the past ten years, the number of students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math, (S.T.E.M) has increased, but unfortu­nately, there are still an overwhelming number of people who are expected to understand scientific concepts without the same academic literacy. Exposure to science is vital for bringing awareness to and taking action against harmful environmental changes, supporting funds for research, and hopefully inspir­ing bright new researchers. The purpose of BIO102 is to inspire an interest in biology for those who do not have a formal education in the field. By collaborating with researchers on campus and with SUNY New Paltz’s digital fabrication lab, I have organized a biology lesson in the form of an engaging three dimensional display. The exhibit has been designed to direct audience attention from the large interior panel to a breakdown of information on the side panels and takeaway brochures. Ultimately, the goals for this project are to serve as an introduction to biology, to provide resources for future research, and to encourage further interest in scientific topics.