International Genetically Engineered Machine competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition for undergraduate university students. Synthetic biology is a field of science where engineering techniques are used to redesign organism to have new, useful abilities. This allows students to develop critical thinking skills while gaining a wide range of technical abilities, be it in the wet lab or dry lab, or amongst a team setting. We have another team dedicated to human practices, which assesses ethical and societal implications of the technology produced from the wet lab and dry lab.