This hallmark event has been designed to showcase and celebrate the richness of campus life, the diverse achievements of UCD students, staff and faculty to provide a day of education, information and entertainment to all who attend. The Biotechnology Program event allows the general public to have a hands on experience in various biotech related experiments including cheesemaking, stonewashing jeans using a Novozymes' enzyme, and the extraction of DNA from strawberries.
The event is totally run by the UC Davis Biotechnology Program's DEB (Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology) PhD graduate students. It shows the committment these students have toward engaging the public, particularly younger students, to hopefully encourage them to consider STEM disciplines in school and science careers.
To see photos from 2016 Picnic Day, click HERE.