University Education

The Next Generation of Innovators
Today’s young adults care greatly about the world they will inherit, and they want an education that will open doors to meaningful work in service to a brighter future. The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute offers educators a compelling way to engage and prepare these students. Our University Education programs provide educators with the curricula, resources, and training they need to teach biomimicry as a stand-alone subject or as a problem-solving methodology in a variety of different courses and degree programs. Together we prepare students to work collaboratively and consciously to bring innovative and sustainable designs to fruition using biomimicry principles.

Train, Equip, and Connect Educators

    • The Biomimicry Education Network provides an ongoing forum for biomimicry educators to connect, download, and share curricula, and learn how best to integrate biomimicry tools and concepts into their existing courses.
    • The annual Biomimicry Education Summit allows educators to meet in person, share their accomplishments from the previous year, collaborate on new ideas, and advise us on how best to support their work.
    • Biomimicry Educator Training Workshops are “train-the-trainer” programs that offer additional support and professional development opportunities for biomimicry educators.

Support the Development of Biomimicry Courses and Degree Programs

Celebrate Student Innovation

    • Our annual Student Design Challenge gives university students the opportunity to do real-life biomimetic design, share their work with a global audience, and earn a cash prize. Past participants have gone on to receive venture funding to support the continued development of their work.

If you have questions, comments, or are an educator and would like to share your course curricula, contact Megan Schuknecht, Director of University Education.