2016 Highlights


  • PF1010 Social Media

    242 teachers, growers, community supporters, and scientists actively contribute to Project Feed 1010’s Facebook page in order to spread knowledge, provide support, and share outreach opportunities to “grow”. The number of followers has more than doubled since this time last year!

  • Cornish College of the Arts

    Partnered with Cornish College of the Arts, whereby Cornish faculty members will join ISB educators and scientists in a summer mentorship program, ultimately culminating in the marriage of art and science in curricula that will be used in high schools and colleges nationwide!

  • Northeastern University Seattle

    This year a partnership formed between Northeastern University and the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to build the core software collection, analysis and collaboration technology for their Aquaponics research initiative, Project Feed 1010.

  • Seattle Culinary Academy

    Collaborated with Seattle Culinary Academy to speak to attendees at their Earth to Dinner Event about sustainable agriculture and food security.

  • PF1010 Data Management Site

    Citizen scientists around the country are actively participating in data collection and contributing to PF1010’s data management site to explore patterns and trends in sustainable agriculture systems!


18 high school students from around Seattle made up the first-ever cohort of PF1010 ambassador interns.
18 high school students from around Seattle made up the first-ever cohort of PF1010 ambassador interns. They spent the summer at ISB learning about food security and sustainable agriculture, and have spent the school year integrating aquaponic programs into their schools and communities! Check out their profile pages to learn more.
Educated over 50 students in sustainable agriculture and aquaponics in a workshop through the Environmental and Adventure School’s Healthy Choices Fair
Trained over 30 teachers to be part of the sustainable food solution at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference in Portland, OR
5 PF1010 high school ambassadors encouraged their peers to take action and find solutions to global food security at the Bill and Melinda Gates Teen Action Fair. Check them out in action at 0:43 and 1:36!
Trained 15 homeschool students and parents to be citizen scientists and take part in PF1010’s aquaponic research through HiveBio Community Lab.
Trained 21 Microsoft employees through the Microsoft Giving Campaign to be community ambassadors, teaching others about food security issues and aquaponics
Project Feed 1010 high school ambassadors and Project Manager, Jessica Day, celebrate the end of a fun, successful summer!
Project Manager, Jessica Day, trains 21 Microsoft employees to be community ambassadors in sustainable agriculture and food security in a 2-hour workshop through the Microsoft Giving Campaign


PF1010’s NGSS-aligned, high school curriculum overview focusing on food security and sustainability
Thanks to a partnership with Northeastern University, a team of 20 advanced computer science students in Seattle and Boston developed our data management site, which is storing data and providing critical information to aquaponic growers participating in PF1010’s citizen science project.
4 high school science teachers worked together to further optimize PF1010’s food security curriculum
PF1010’s robust data management site, developed by Northeastern University students, has many capabilities including the ability to analyze and visualize data from citizen scientists around the country!


Developed a cohort of 22 ISB employees who will be participating in a multifactorial aquaponic research project throughout 2017! Check their progress in the “explore” tab of our data management site
ISB employees Deep and Claudia plant their first lettuce seeds in order to study the differences in growth between aquaponic and soil-based systems
An aquaponic system built for research by PF1010 ambassador Gabby Alonso at Glacier Peak High School
Conducted experiments to examine plant nutrient content and growth parameters in aquaponic and hydroponic systems.


One of PF1010’s 2016 high school ambassadors of change works on an aquaponics system. Photo courtesy of Institute for Systems Biology.

GOOD Magazine featured PF1010 and teacher Kathy Robert’s 1st place prize in the FBLA Global Challenge Initiative in an article titled “This Program is Teaching High Schoolers to Feed the Planet”.
Northeastern University published an article describing their partnership with PF1010 and it’s opportunity to give start-up experience to graduate students.
Another article published by Northeastern University explains how this “Coast-to-Coast Collaboration Targets Food Security”.
“Teaching engineering principles and practices through real project experience, as well as exposing students to a range of contemporary, cool technologies, is a highly effective approach to graduate education.”

– Dr. Ian Gorton, Director of Computer Science at Northeastern University-Seattle


  • Thanks to support from our donors, PF1010 purchased 100 Back to the Roots aquaponic systems and data collection materials for teachers and citizen scientists to participate in a citizen science research project

  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center donated a wide variety of equipment to support Project Feed 1010’s citizen science research, including over 50 fish tanks, aquarium filters, aerators, and fishnets.

PF1010 materials kits were provided to citizen scientists, including data collection materials and aquaponic system maintenance resources

The 4th grade winner of the Project Feed 1010 kit giveaway at the Enumclaw STEM Expo. She’s excited to see if her aquatic frogs will be able to grow plants!

The PF1010 team volunteered their time to transport donations from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to ISB.

We look forward to seeing you as part of PF1010 team

See highlights from 2015