Biology students attend Pennsylvania Academy of Science Meetings

Biology students attend Pennsylvania Academy of Science Meetings

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Lycoming College biology students presented posters at the 87th Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Science Meetings at Penn State Altoona on April 1-3.

At the event, Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate of the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, chaired the aquatic biology poster session, which included a poster from Lycoming students Gwendolyn Forestal, Nicholas Lansberry, Megan Schulze and Petokas, titled "Body Size, Health Condition, External Appearance, and Sexual Dimorphism in Eastern Hellbenders from North-Central Pennsylvania."

Lori Smith, a senior biology major, also gave a presentation summarizing results from her honors project, titled "Microhabitat Selection of Brook Trout (Salvelinus frontinalis) and Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) in Two Sympatric Populations in Pennsylvania."

Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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