Our outreach program aims to inspire and in turn educate K-12 students and the greater public by bringing them into our state of the art facilities to participate in activities that teach them about RNA. We have a menu of activities for a variety of age and skill levels. Since RNA molecules control protein production in the human body, they have enormous potential to treat and diagnose disease. As a result, this cutting edge research is relevant to the public and important for inspiring college and career choices for students. Schools and other educational groups are welcome to contact us for further information about our offerings and to schedule an event at The RNA Institute.
Fall 2016 Ask a Scientist- Info coming soon!
11/9/16 Ask a Scientist: High school students from BOCES Questar III curious about pursuing a career in STEM fields hear from researchers.
2/17/16 Protein Portraits: An event for the Albany Public Library where kids will get to learn about science through arts and crafts
1/08/16 “Career Day” & “Protein Portraits” at Hicksville Public Schools
9/29/15 Ask a Scientist: An event for high school students from BOCES Questar III who are curious about pursuing a career in STEM fields.
6/4/15 RNA Day with Hudson Valley Consortium of Home Schoolers: Institute scientists lead hands-on workshops to extract DNA/RNA from strawberries, visualize it using liquid chromatography and 3-D computerized simulation View Photo Gallery
5/26/15 Fruit Fly Lab: Phenotype Identification and Dissection with Troy Prep View Photo Gallery
5/1/15 Ask a Scientist: An event for high school students from BOCES Questar III who are curious about pursuing a career in STEM fields.
10/25/14 RNA Day with STEP and Girls Inc: Institute scientists and staff lead hands-on workshops to extract DNA/RNA from strawberries and then visualize it using liquid chromatography
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