Clean Water Institute News


Lycoming hosts Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) recently hosted the Annual Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies (SRHCES) Summer Intern Meeting on Friday, July 17. Over 40 faculty and student interns from six academic institutions and other partners attended.

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Clean Water Institute supports summer research

Twelve students are spending the summer as interns with the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI). Several projects are being conducted under the direction of Mel Zimmerman, Ph.D., director of the Clean Water Institute and professor of biology, and Peter Petokas, Ph.D., research associate for the Clean Water Institute.

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Students present and receive awards at Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting

Alec Minnick, a recent graduate with major in biology from Montoursville, received a third place award for his research poster presentation at the 91st Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting held at Lebanon Valley College on April 9-12. Minnick, along with five other students, also presented research papers at the meeting.

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Students and faculty present at Susquehanna River Symposium

Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI) faculty and student interns presented research findings at the 9th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, “Science of the River,” held at Bucknell University Nov. 21-22.

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Clean Water Institute supports summer research

Thirteen students are spending their summers as interns with the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute. Several projects are being conducted under the direction of CWI directors Mel Zimmerman, Ph.D., professor of biology, and Peter Petokas, Ph.D., CWI research associate.

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Student is first intern at Camp Victory

Kourtney Mottern, a junior in the sustainable business management track within the business administration major at Lycoming College, has been selected as one of the first summer environmental education interns at Camp Victory, in Millville. The announcement was made by Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate with the College’s Clean Water Institute, and Jamie Huntley, executive director of Camp Victory.

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Biology students present at state conference

Lycoming College biology students and faculty members recently attended the 89th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science held at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford.

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Clean Water Institute announces intern program

Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate at the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, and the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies (SRHCES) have established a new summer internship program in environmental education at Camp Victory, a camp for special-needs children, near Millville, Pa.

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Clean Water Institute to co-host showing of Green Fire

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, in partnership with Pennsylvania College of Technology, will host a free, public showing of the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Green Fire" on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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Students attend sustainability conference

Six students from the Lycoming College Sustainability Committee attended a conference, titled "Making Progress – Working on Climate Change in Pennsylvania Higher Education," at Susquehanna University on Nov. 2. The event was organized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC). Information was presented on how Pennsylvania colleges and universities are conducting energy audits and implementing energy efficient technology.

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Clean Water Institute hosts intern gathering

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute hosted the 4th annual summer intern gathering of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Science on Friday, July 20.

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Clean Water Institute hosts summer interns

Twelve students are spending their summers as interns with the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute. Five major projects are being conducted under the direction of Mel Zimmerman, professor of biology and CWI director, and Dr. Peter Petokas, CWI research associate.

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Clean Water Institute hosts elementary students

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute welcomed approximately 70 third-graders from Montgomery Elementary School to campus on May 18.

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