Bay Journal : Can bacteria help restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oysters?
This story in the Bay Journal by Jeremy Cox takes an in-depth look at the project being pursued in MICA’s Co-Lab course, in collaboration with UMCES scientist Dr Mathew Gray, exploring biocement structures for oyster habitat restoration.

BmoreArt: Blurring the Boundary Between Art and Science
This thoughtful essay in BmoreArt by Nora Belblidia discusses the approach to biofabrication at MICA and it also highlights student work from the recent Sympathetic Biology exhibition and the work of, MICA IS alum, Rian Hammond.

Fall 2019 Class: Intro to Biofabrication

In the thousands of years since humans left the stone age, we have developed an astounding collection of skills and technologies for fabrication. Nature, however, has employed billions of years of R&D to develop far more sophisticated means of making things. Biofabrication is the combination of these technologies. Learn more about this class.

Fall 2019 Class: Co-Lab

Co-Lab is an experimental class bringing students and faculty together around a common research project. The research team is developing biocement as a substrate for oyster habitat restoration. Learn more about this class.

Class Schedule

Each week we are building skills, apply new technique, and discussing challenging concepts. See what is happening in class and get resources to prepare for the next meeting.

Student Projects

Students throughout the curriculum have created amazing projects in range of media that explore salient issues of our time.

Biofabrication Curriculum

There are a series of courses taught at MICA in the field of biofabrication.