CBM 2020 Summer Workshops Cancelled!

It is with much regret that we are announcing the cancellation of all summer 2020 workshops.

These cancellations include:

  • The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing, Cohort 3, June 22-26
  • 3D Printing for the Bioscience Classroom, June 29-July1
  • The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing, Cohort 2, in Boston, July 6-9
  • Modeling the Molecular World, July 27-31

Our intention is to offer these same workshops in the summer of 2021. The exact dates will change a little. We will set those dates and publish them on our web site later this summer.

For those of you who have already paid course fees and housing costs for, we will be happy to roll these payments forward to next summer’s course. But of course, if you would rather have us refund these payments, we will be happy to do so. Please let us know if you want the refund.

We have been agonizing over this decision for several weeks. In the end, we feel this is the right decision. But in the midst of all the uncertainty that everyone is experiencing right now, we hope this announcement will allow you to focus on what is most important… keeping yourself and those around you safe.

We look forward to working with all of you next summer. And in the meantime, watch the CBM website and our Facebook page. In lieu of running summer courses, we plan to post a variety of videos and molecular stories on these pages. Maybe all of this craziness will finally get us to create these digital resources that we have been promising you for some time now. In the next day or so, you will see an interesting video addressing everyone’s current topic. . . the cornona virus. Stay tuned and be well.

Stay tuned and be well.





Teacher Workshops

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 molecular world real for students. We host a collection of professional development courses that introduce teachers to these materials and provide them with the experience necessary to confidently use them in their classroom.

Summer Workshops

The CBM offers a collection of exciting summer on-campus workshops where teachers interact directly with our full collection of resources.

Events Near You

The CBM is always on the move! Our collection of traveling workshops at professional teacher meetings cover a range of topics.

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Upcoming Summer Workshops

The CBM offers a variety of courses and workshops for both high school science teachers and undergraduate educators. Check back regularly for upcoming materials and events!


Modeling the Molecular World

The Modeling the Molecular World summer courses introduce high school teachers to the molecular world through hands-on models ready to be used in the classroom.

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3D Printing in the BioScience Classroom

For the first time ever, advances in 3D Printing technology have made these amazing machines affordable for high school technology/science/engineering departments. With this new summer workshop, the ability to create customized physical models of molecular structures becomes directly available to you. . . and, more importantly, to your students!

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Genome Editing

The CBM is pleased to announce a new 2-year professional development experience (1 week per year) for high school science teachers focused on the Science and Ethics of Genome Editing.

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Past Workshops Not Being Offered in 2020


Drugs, Drug Targets and You

This course introduces high school teachers to a variety of new instructional tools addressing the molecular basis of drug action and the science of addiction. Materials are focused on the basic molecular mechanisms of neuronal signaling.

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Genes, Genomes and Personalized Medicine

This course provides high school teachers with the background and tools to go beyond the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology (DNA → RNA → Protein) in their teaching, to engage their students in meaningful discussions of genomic science and its implications for personalized health care.

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