Gene Therapy Outreach Activities
April 25, 2014 – DNA Day – Kenton Woodard, grad student in the Samulski lab, talked about DNA and science stuff to home school students to help excite and foster scientific learning.
North Carolina DNA Day is an annual event where scientists from NC’s leading research universities and institutions visit over 100 high schools statewide to present interactive, hands-on lessons about genetics, genomics, and biotechnology, which reinforce the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. In addition, scientist ambassadors discuss their own ongoing research with students and share exciting career opportunities in science and biotechnology. (from DNA Day website)
August, 2013 – present – Science Communication Ambassador, UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center–Kenton Woodard, grad student in the Samulski lab
Science, math and technology graduate students participate in Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s Science Communication Short Course, a series of three professional development workshops focused on building skills to effectively engage public audiences. Scientists refine key messages related to their areas of expertise and practice simple techniques for talking science with non-scientists. Each Ambassador develops a hands-on educational activity directly related to their area of work. Ambassadors participate in a minimum of two public programs per year at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
June 15, 2013 – Health Days 2013 at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Pictured below (L to R) Clay Fox, Erin Borchardt, Thomas Lentz, and Kat Liang of the Gene Therapy Center and Vector Core present information on Human Gene Therapy (click for larger image)
April 6, 2013 – BEST FEST at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Pictured below: Jude Samulski gives a talk on Genes, Genetics and Gene Therapy, The Incredible Journey (click for larger image)