Environmental Science News


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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Math and Science Saturday to be held at Lycoming

Lycoming College will host a Math and Science Saturday for high school sophomores and juniors March 22 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The open house offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to explore the college’s biology, chemistry, astronomy and physics, and mathematics departments, as well as special programs, such as pre-medicine.

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Students attend summer environmental workshop in Maine

Three Lycoming College biology students interning with the Clean Water Institute this summer were selected by the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies to participate in a week-long international workshop in Acadia National Park, Maine.

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Students participate in scuba workshop

More than 30 Lycoming College students participated in a Try Scuba workshop on Monday, Feb. 25, at the College pool.

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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 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 recognized

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) recently received two recognitions for its environmental efforts.

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Recyclemania results announced

Lycoming College was one of 630 colleges and universities from across the U.S. that recently participated in Recyclemania, which is in its 10th year of competition.

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Lycoming pledges to reduce carbon footprint

Lycoming College President James Douthat has called upon all members of the College community to support initiatives to reduce carbon emissions on campus. On Wednesday, April 20, during a ceremony on the steps of Long Hall, Douthat signed the Lycoming College Climate Commitment pledge. Members of the campus community were then invited to add their signature to a Climate Commitment banner to be displayed on campus.

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Petokas interviewed regarding endangered species

Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate in the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, was recently interviewed by Tom Pelton, journalist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Bay Daily and WYPR, a regional National Public Radio affiliate in Baltimore, Md.

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