NATIONAL DNA DAY AT GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
COMMEMORATED WITH SPEAKER AND HANDS-ON FUN
April 13th, 2010
CLEVELAND (April 13, 2010) – As part of its BioMedTech Speaker Series, Great Lakes Science Center will hold a DNA Day Celebration on Saturday, April 24. DNA-themed games, workshops and interactive activities throughout the building will allow visitors to build a double helix, “clone” a microbe, extract their own DNA and more.
Dr. Mitchell Drumm, professor at Case Western University and Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) Researcher, will be on site to share how his DNA research stimulates advancements in medical treatments and cystic fibrosis. Dr. Drumm will present at 1:30 p.m.
National DNA Day, created to commemorate the discovery of the double helix and the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, is a unique opportunity for students, teachers and the public to learn more about genetics and genomics. Admission to the Science Center’s DNA Day Celebration and BioMedTech Speaker Series is included with general admission.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the BioMedTech gallery. With more than 3,000 square feet of exhibition space, this galley highlights recent advances in biomedical technology and engineering, along with career opportunities in the field. Designed in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, the gallery is complemented by space for researchers and healthcare experts to present information firsthand to visitors.
About Science Education Partnership Award
The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program funds grants for innovative educational programs. Such projects create partnerships among biomedical and clinical researchers and K-12 teachers and schools, museums, and science centers, media experts, and other educational organizations. SEPA is sponsored by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For more information visit http://www.ncrrsepa.org/.
About the Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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