Bio-Coding Club Educator Program

What is the bio-coding club?

The Office for STEM Engagement and Inclusion at the Broad Institute created the Bio-Coding Club as an after-school program to teach students in grades 6-8 about both biology and computer coding. The Bio-Coding Club curriculum combines engaging hands-on activities with coding challenges using the Scratch programming language. Educators are provided with all the tools needed to run successful student-driven coding projects related to biology, and to boost student interest in STEM by making science fun. Modules cover topics related to DNA, Neuroscience, Infectious Disease, Human Microbiome, and Evolution.

To access the free Bio-Coding Club curriculum, visit


How can I get sponsored to start my own club chapter?

The Spring 2024 application is now open. 

Educators or community-based organizations in the United States serving students in grades 6-8 can launch their own Bio-Coding Club with our support! 

  • Fill out a short application to tell us about your school and your interest in starting a Club. Applicants will be selected to participate via a lottery system based on region.
  • Attend a remote workshop in July to become familiar with the curriculum and the Scratch programming language, and to hear from Broad Institute scientists.
  • Choose which semester you’d like to launch your Club and recruit students.
  • Receive a kit with materials to facilitate hands-on science activities with the students in your Club. 
  • Work with Broad Institute staff to provide feedback and help us make improvements to the curriculum.


Program benefits

  • $1000 stipend awarded to lead educator for one semester, with option to extend program for a second semester
  • No cost to apply or participate
  • Learn the Scratch programming language
  • Stay connected with Broad Institute staff and other educators to get support and share experiences throughout the process


Questions? Email

Important dates

Application Deadline: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Acceptance Notifications: Friday, May 20, 2022
Remote Workshop: July 18 & 19, 2022
                                1:00-4:00pm EST


How to apply

Apply Here

Bio-Coding Club Educator Program