Mason to Host National Lab Day for Eighth Graders
How many middle school students have had a chance to examine their own DNA? Not many. However, on the afternoon of Monday, May 17, 18 eighth graders from middle schools across Prince William County, Manassas Park, and Manassas City will get a chance to do just that when they participate in National Lab Day at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus. These students will discover how molecular science is applied in the laboratory by working with university scientists to extract and examine their own DNA.
National Lab Day is a nationwide initiative endorsed by President Obama to build local communities of support that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators, and will inspire students to pursue careers in science and math.