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NC DNA Day 2014

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Award date: 
Mar 21, 2014
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Organization name: 
UNC - Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: 
Hall, Joshua D
Grant program category: 
Event Support
Grant program name: 
Biotechnology Event Sponsorship
Research Triangle

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.

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