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Young bioscientists tour Gwinnett Tech

Special Photo Robert Powers, Gwinnett Technical College Clinical Research Professional program director, gives North Gwinnett High School students a recent tour.

Special Photo Robert Powers, Gwinnett Technical College Clinical Research Professional program director, gives North Gwinnett High School students a recent tour.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Technical College recently hosted 40 North Gwinnett High School biotechnology students, giving them an up-close-and-personal look at careers in the fast-growing field.

While on campus, students toured Gwinnett Tech's Life Sciences Center, spending time in four different lab settings to explore protein research, bioscience careers, bioscience technology and equipment and lab safety.

"This event allowed us to show Gwinnett County Public Schools students that Gwinnett Tech is one of the best-kept secrets for bioscience education and research in the region," said Cathy Scholz, dean of life sciences at Gwinnett Tech.

"The students experienced our state-of-the-art labs and equipment, but also got the opportunity to learn about our exceptional bioscience program," Scholz said.

Anne Raye, a North Gwinnett High School student, said it was her first time visiting a college campus.

"I really enjoyed touring Gwinnett Tech and learning about the different areas of bioscience and biotechnology," Raye said.

Students like Raye were shown how to perform lab safety inspections and how chemical media is prepared.