Inspiring Teenagers

YES! Global Genome Initiative participants present sequencing project resultsYES! Global Genome Initiative participants present sequencing project results

Genomics is increasingly an important part of how the world defines and studies organisms. GGI's push to inspire and train the next generation of genomics researchers is critical.

In tandem with Youth Engagement through Science (YES!), the Smithsonian's college career-path internship program that encourages high school students to study STEM related courses, GGI helped to create a second year YES! program called YES! Global Genome Initiative. YES! Global Genome Initiative is a competitive summer program where participants work closely with Smithsonian scientists and are immersed in cutting edge academic research using state-of-the-art technology focused on DNA sequencing and genomics science.