About this project

University of Connecticut Extension and biotechnology experts collaborated with the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University to create Dr. Eugene's Biotech Lab. The Connecticut 4-H program offered a biotechnology project where youth engaged in learning about genes and other technology, took field trips, and met with researchers. The youth then pitched game ideas based on their experiences. The Learning Games Lab design professionals created a game based on those ideas, and youth will now take a role in marketing and promoting the game.

Dr. Eugene’s Biotech Lab is the first in a series of three 4-H Biotech Games to be produced by the Learning Games Lab with support from the Food and Agriculture Nonformal Education program, USDA-NIFA grant no. 2022-68018-36094.