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.
Geology is the study of the Earth: What it's made of, how it works and what has happened on Earth over the course of its long history. Geoscientists use information from biology, chemistry, physics and other disciplines to inform their research, which can take place out in the world or inside a laboratory. The end goal of geological study is to enhance the human condition.
Geoscience is a very diverse field. Geoscientists protect people from natural disasters like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and flooding and protect everyone's health through understanding and reducing the impact of pollution and climate change. Geoscientists also use their knowledge of the Earth to help better extract and make use of natural resources and to engineer stronger, better buildings, bridges and dams. Geoscientists also spark curiosity and imagination by exploring topics like dinosaurs, the deep ocean and other planets. Geology is science for anyone who is interested in understanding the Earth and in helping the people who live here.
Geoscientists are in high demand and have employment opportunities everywhere – you can work in your own community or travel the world. They are employed by many different sectors, including state and federal government, private companies and academia. They work in the field, a laboratory, an office or a combination of all three.
Geology students at Wake Tech may qualify for paid internships at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Additionally, for those interested in further study, many North Carolina colleges and universities offer four-year and advanced degrees in geology and related fields.