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Taste of Science

40 children ages 8 to 12 will visit the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis for “A Taste of Science.” They will join several NCRC partners in the first floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building, to try out hands-on activities geared to peak their interest in science and nutrition. NCRC partners are volunteering to sponsor activities that include: · DNA Origami by UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division · Star Wars Blue Milk- Make and Taste It and a Nutrition IQ Quiz by the Dole Nutrition Institute · Racing Neurons by Discovery MS · All About our Skin by Endev Laboratories \ · Be a Scientist and What Food Group? by the Catalyst Group, the NCRC’s young professionals association · Fun Planning a Healthy Plate by the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute The NC State Plants for Human Health Institute is loaning their fruits and vegetables display, and Saroja Voruganti, PhD, with the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, will have a table featuring her Children’s Health Study. The study is enrolling children and their parents to identify genes and lifestyle factors that affect children’s health status and overall well-being. “This is such a fantastic opportunity to engage the community through health-oriented and hands-on science activities,” said Mark Spitzer, vice president of Castle & Cooke North Carolina, the company that provides business development support to the NCRC. “This event is all about making the NCRC better understood in our community and inspiring kids to pursue scientific discovery and a healthy lifestyle.” Connie Rheinecker, area director for Cabarrus County Big Brothers and Big Sisters, added, “Our Little Brothers and Little Sisters are very excited to learn about the science and nutrition that is researched on the amazing NC Research Campus. To experience firsthand what scientists and researchers do right here in their own backyard is incredible. Maybe some of them will develop a vision for their own future in science as a result of what they experience at this event. Big Brothers and Big Sisters is grateful for the NC Research Campus partners and NorthState for providing this incredible opportunity. “

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January 27, 2018

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Add to Calendar 01/27/201811:00 AM 01/27/201801:00 PM America/New_York Taste of Science 40 children ages 8 to 12 will visit the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis for “A Taste of Science.” They will join several NCRC partners in the first... More info at www.cabarrusmagazine.com/events/132783/taste-of-science NC Research Campus 150 Research Campus Drive , Kannapolis, NC 28081 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927

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