North Carolina 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. Our mission is to build a bridge between NC’s leading research institutions and high school science classrooms to promote and enhance science education in our state. This is facilitated through matching an NC scientist with an NC high school science teacher and creating an opportunity for the scientist to share their experiences and passion for science with that teacher’s classroom. This allows high school students to acquire knowledge about scientific issues important to their society and world, and also sparks an interest in science, and potentially scientific careers. Our vision is to reach as many school across North Carolina as possible with an emphasis on serving schools that have limited exposure to career scientists. It is our pledge to focus our efforts toward cultivating the minds of the next generation of scientific leaders for the United States and global communities.

NC DNA Day Objectives