Outreach: DNAZone-The Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology - Carnegie Mellon University

Outreach in the Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology


Organized by members of CNAST, DNAZone is an educational outreach program focused on students in grades K-12. The program works to improve student engagement, attitudes and beliefs towards science.

DNAZone attracts students to science by exposing them to modern and exciting, state-of-the art aspects of nucleic acids science. Through this program, CNAST hopes to foster students' interest in mathematics, science and engineering and their appreciation of collaboration and interdisciplinary work.

DNAZone creates interesting activities and experiments that teach fundamental concepts covered in the mathematics, science and technology curriculum of primary and secondary educational institutions in the Pittsburgh area. These activities utilize the interdisciplinary nature of the study of DNA and other nucleic acids. DNAZone makes these activities available to Pittsburgh-area teachers through its Classroom Kit Lending Library.

Contact DNAZone

Questions? Comments? Contact Hannah Diorio-Toth at 412-268-5472.


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Faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists all play an integral part in CNAST's outreach program. Check it out!