Pennsylvania DNA Day is April 25, 2017!
What is DNA Day?
PA DNA Day is an annual event led by Lehigh University where scientists visit high schools state wide to present interactive hands-on lessons about DNA, genetics, and genomics. Scientists also discuss their own ongoing research and career path with students, to spread their knowledge and enthusiasm with the next generation of science professionals. DNA Day was created to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953.
PA DNA Day provides an opportunity for high school students to meet and interact with a young scientist, broadening their scope of what a scientist looks like and breaking down barriers for students to follow scientific career paths. Moreover, PA DNA Day gives early-career scientists the opportunity to share their passion for science with students, fostering a spirit of public engagement and interest in science outreach throughout their careers.
PA DNA Day is currently partnered with high schools in the Bethlehem and Allentown School Districts.
How Do I Get Involved?
Do you want to participate in DNA Day this year? Visit our Get Involved page to sign up and read our FAQ about volunteering as a PA DNA Day Ambassador.
PA DNA Day is in partnership with National DNA Day. Visit their site to find out more information about DNA Day and DNA Day events around the country.