NC DNA Day 2014
NC DNA Day is an annual event where scientists from NC's leading research universities and institutions visit more than 100 high schools statewide to present interactive, hands-on lessons about genetics, genomics and biotechnology. NC DNA Day provides an opportunity for over 7,000 high school students to meet and interact with a young scientist, which can often clarify misconceptions of what a scientist looks like and break 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.