Wake Tech's Fall graduation ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday on Scott Northern Wake Campus. Family and friends unable to attend in person can watch the ceremonies live online.
Students work in teams to isolate and characterize the species and and their biological molecules (DNA, RNA and protein) in the following projects:
Study sites include Scott Northern Wake Campus – Monarch Meadow is next to Building K, and a pollinator garden is next to Building H – and Durant Nature Preserve.
A DNA sequencer and isolation kits, a trail camera to document animals living in or moving through the area and other equipment are available for student research.
Interested students gain experience in inquiry-based research, using current research methods while characterizing the flora and fauna. The goal is to provide students with access to research experiences, training in research methods in conservation, ecology and environmental genomics, and the ability to gain knowledge of the biodiversity of genes, genomes and species around us.
Once a semester, Wake Tech partners with the City of Raleigh Adopt-a-Stream Program to clean Perry Creek, which flows near Scott Northern Wake Campus. By cleaning the stream, we ensure a clean habitat and water source for the plants and wildlife that make the campus their home.