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Pitt Community College gives high school students real-world science experience

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Biotechnology and Ecology were the focus as students from the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience visited Pitt Community College last week. The students and teachers were participating in laboratory exercises led by Pitt Community faculty.

Monday's event brought nearly 50 students from the school to experience the college research atmosphere. PCC tells 9 On Your Side that the students spent part of their visit at the college's Biotech Center on Greene Street in Greenville, where they learned how to use a fluorescent protein to transform bacteria into glow-in-the-dark colonies. All the activities were to learn about biodiversity and ecosystem sustainability. 

"This was another great way for Pitt Community College to provide learning opportunities for high school students," Wadford said. "It's important for us to hold events like this to help young students gain a better understanding of potential academic and career options."

The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience is an early college high school located in Roper, NC.

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