USDA-ARS Maize Disease Resistance Genetics at NC State

We have an active outreach program.  We are working with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, setting up 7th grade genetics classes and teacher workshops as well as a series of presentations aimed at the general public.

 We also work directly with 3rd  and 7th graders in local schools, talking about genetics and plant biology.  We have run experiments using plant disease genetics to illustrate genetics principles and the essentials of running successful experiments (adequate controls, replication etc.).  Please get in touch if you are interested in having us visit your school.