BioBus works towards a future in which all people have experienced the power and beauty of making a scientific discovery. This vision is cultivated by creating immersive laboratory environments in which scientists join students and the general public for hands-on scientific exploration. This new kind of laboratory space is accessible and unintimidating, facilitating scientific engagement even amongst populations historically underrepresented in science professions. Within this space, scientists share their expertise and knowledge through direct, hands-on experiences, allowing participants to reshape their view of science through participation in the discovery process.
As Staff Scientist aboard the BioBus from August 2012 - August 2014, my particular area of focus was visualizing microbial communities sampled from local water sources.. Below are videos of freshwater microorganisms filmed with BioBus students taken at 100 - 400x magnification.