Q: Do you like dinosaurs and bioinformatics?!

A: Of course you do! And you want to learn more about these things at our Build your own   Dinosaur class! Here’s the video to prove it:

This class will be an intro to bioinformatics wherein we explore the lineage of dino DNA using the tools of bioinformatics. Each student will create a dinosaur of their own using 3d modeling software and leave the class with a HiveBio t-shirt displaying the dinosaur they have created! No experience with programming or 3d modeling is required.

Students will learn why Jurassic Park is not scientifically accurate, and how one could create a dinosaur using bioinformatics, genetics and various existing biological techniques. This class will teach basic programming knowledge in python, basic data science visualization, and explore the genomic science behind how a dinosaur could be genetically engineered.

Requirements for the class
This class is appropriate for all ages, but has some requirements:
1. A working laptop with:
a. Windows XP or greater, or Mac OSX Mountain Lion or greater.
b. Minimum 2 GB of ram
c. Video Card and Wifi
d. USB

2. Download and Install: 3d mesh mixer, and Python
Installing Python Windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5t5U0XnSew
Installing Python Mac (already installed)

Installing 3d mesh mixer: http://www.meshmixer.com/download.html

If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please e-mail us at education@hivebio.org. Click here to register for this class.

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