What is NC DNA Day?
North Carolina DNA Day is an annual event where scientists from NC’s leading research universities and institutions visit over 100 high schools statewide to present interactive, hands-on lessons about genetics, genomics, and biotechnology, which reinforce the North Carolina Essential Standards. In addition, scientist ambassadors discuss their own ongoing research with students and share exciting career opportunities in science and biotechnology. NC DNA Day provides an opportunity for over 7,000 high school students to meet and interact with a young scientist, which often clarifies misconceptions of what a scientist looks like and breaks down barriers for students to follow scientific career paths. Moreover, NC DNA Day allows early-career scientists to experience the satisfaction of sharing their passion for science with students, fostering a spirit of public engagement leading to continued participation in science outreach throughout their careers.
The event is currently only available to high school classrooms.
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The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Offers Virtual STEM Enrichment opportunities.
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