DOBSON — Surry Community College instructor Jeff Jones recently brought classroom lessons to life for students enrolled in his BIO 111: General Biology I course with a field trip to Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine on March 29.
Students toured several lab and equipment spaces of the facility responsible for engineering the first laboratory-grown organs successfully implanted into humans in the world to compliment classroom discussions about tissue and organ regeneration and transplants.
Jones said, “We used the experience to connect cutting edge scientific research that has the potential to impact vast numbers of lives with the fundamental biological concepts covered in General Biology I.”
Students who attended the informative trip are Jaclyn Banks of Dobson, Sommer Chilton of Dobson, Madeline Coe of Dobson, Whitney Cox of Mount Airy, Sawyer Davis of Boonville, Kaitlyn Dodson of Dobson, Joshua Eleva of Mount Airy, Allison Garrell of Pilot Mountain, Mallori Hopper of Mount Airy, Laken King of Pilot Mountain, Emma Kish of Pilot Mountain, Harleigh Peele of Mount Airy, Veronika Ruvio of Dobson, Abbie Stroud of Dobson, Hunter Travis of Charlotte, and Morgan Williams of Cana, Virginia.
Surry offers an Associate in Science degree designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution and majoring in a STEM subject – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, including science and math education. Students who obtain an Associate in Science degree at SCC will be eligible to transfer to all constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina with junior status upon admission into the institution.
Registration is open for summer and fall 2017 classes. Summer classes begin May 22 and June 27. Students must register for fall classes before Aug. 1. Those classes start Aug. 15. Contact Student Services at 336-386-3264 for additional information.