HBASIS objectives are to empower BGLTQ-identified students in STEM, providing them with a forum for support and networking, increasing their visibility, and also furthering their academic and career goals by helping to connect them with BGLTQ-identified mentors who work in various science-related fields, including medicine and healthcare.
HSBE offers their members career advising, professional development workshops, and assist in job placement. Furthermore, they strive to serve as mentors and tutors to encourage STEM education in the wider Cambridge community.
Harvard iGem engages with the public in conversations about the positive and negative potential of synthetic biology applications, to dispel common misconceptions, and gain a better understanding of community concerns. They also mentor budding high school iGEM teams in their research and competition and participate in the iGEM competition where they share their projects with an international audience, connect with other teams of synthetic biologists, relevant companies, and organizations.