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What is UF DNA Day?

UF DNA Day is a week-long event celebrating everything DNA by bringing UF graduate students and postdocs to high schools in the North Central Florida region. Our goal to interact with students, sharing our scientific passions and research and present hands-on interactive lessons about genetics, genomics and biotechnology. This event is an opportunity for high school students to meet and interact with young scientists and builds a culture of outreach and public engagement in science.

Our Mission

Educate

To educate Florida high school students about cutting-edge genetics and genomics that are relevant

Introduce

To introduce students to a young scientist which may demystify career paths that many students have not encountered or thought possible for them

Support

To support Florida science teachers and reinforce their science lessons

Build

To build relationships between major research entities of our state and public school classrooms

Nuture

To nurture a desire for service and outreach in our young scientist ambassadors that will continue throughout their careers