Biotechnology Exhibit at UC Davis Picnic Day
Once a year, UC Davis hosts Picnic Day — a family friendly event drawing over 70,000 visitors to experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service and campus life. Since its inception in 1909, Picnic Day has become the crown-jewel event of the UC system and the signature event of UC Davis.
The Biotechnology Program exhibit 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 exhibit is run entirely by our Biotechnology Program students. It is a fantastic demonstration of the commitment these students have toward engaging the public and encouraging young students to consider STEM disciplines in school and science careers.