Stephanie Healey | June 3, 2014 | Notre Dame College of Science
Amy Stark, Ph.D. has been named the director of the new Notre Dame DNA Learning Center, effective June 1. The DNA Learning Center was dedicated in September 2013 and will be a hands-on science center devoted to modern biology education that will prepare local elementary through high school students to thrive in the gene age.
As a licensee of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center in New York, the Notre Dame DNA Learning Center will utilize teaching methods, Internet technology, and intellectual property of DNALC while also developing complementary methods and approaches.
“I’ve always loved the engagement of science and genetics and was very excited when this opportunity was announced,” Stark explained. “I am very interested in promoting genetic literacy through outreach programs and I look forward to working with the community.”