Lycoming hosts 20th annual biology teachers workshop

Lycoming hosts 20th annual biology teachers workshop

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College hosted its 20th annual Biotechnology Teacher Workshop on Nov. 23 in the Heim Science Building. More than 60 teachers from 35 school districts in Pennsylvania and Maryland attend the event, titled "Biotechnology: Touching All Parts of Life."

The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Edward Gabriel, associate professor of biology at Lycoming, and Mark Temons, Muncy Junior/Senior High School biology teacher.

Participants attended sessions offered by several Lycoming professors and Temons. The presentations included:

"If I Only Had a Brain: Using Technology to Explore the Human Brain," led by Dr. Mary Morrison, assistant professor of biology

"Analyzing Microbes in the High School Lab," led by Dr. Jeffrey Newman, chair and assistant professor of biology

"Interpretation of Data from Real Time Monitoring of the Susquehanna River Watershed," led by Dr. Mel Zimmerman, professor of biology and director of the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute

"Preparation of Human Chromosome Spreads," led by Temons, with the participation of Muncy High School students

Teachers taking part in the day-long program received educational materials and a certificate for six hours of professional development credit.