Welcome to the CBM!
At the Center for BioMolecular Modeling (CBM), teachers come first.
We work closely with talented science educators from across the US to create innovative
instructional materials that make the biosciences understandable.
Exciting outreach programs that help high school and undergraduate students design and build physical models of protein and molecular structures.Learn More
Workshops for high school and undergraduate science educators that use physical models and computer visualization tools to make the molecular world real.Learn More
What are Physical Models?
The invisible world of molecules becomes real when students hold physical models in their hands. Models function as thinking tools that stimulate questions and are a key component of the Next Generation Science Standards.
The MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling uses 3D Printing Technology to create physical models of protein and molecular structures. They are designed using the molecular Visualization software Jmol and then exported as 3D files.
Our work is supported by grants from the NIH National Center for Research Resources SEPA program, the NSF CCLI program, the Department of Education Institute for Educational Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.