Duke Outreach in Genetics & Genomics (DOinGG) on Oct 19, 2017
Every year, Duke University hosts an event called Science Under the Stars, organized by the Duke Chemistry department's Dr. Ken Lyle. At this event, local families bring their kids to campus to interact with scientists from Duke and the surrounding community. This year, 7 students from Duke Outreach in Genetics and Genomics (DOinGG) taught fun, hands-on science to the community. We had genetic models on display under microscopes: zebrafish larvae, C. elegans, and drosophila, representing three model systems UPGG students use in their research. We engaged with nearly 60 children and their families in the event, which was held from 6-8p.m. in French Family Science Center on October 19.