Students present and receive awards at Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting

Students present and receive awards at Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting

Alec Minnick presents his paper at the PA Academy of Science meeting

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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.

Minnick’s project summarized four years of pre- and post-monitoring of the water quality of a stream after agricultural best management practices were adopted on four farms in Lycoming County. This project was a cooperative effort by the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, Lycoming County Conservation District and the Lycoming County Office for Environmental Planning.

Also presenting papers at the meeting were: Samuel Wanner, a senior with a major in biology from Benton, Pa.; Peter Gnocchi, a senior with a major in biology from Bristol, R.I.; Justin Potuck, a junior with a major in biology from Dushore, Pa.; Sarah Pedrick, a senior with a major in biology from Salem, N.J.; and Alison McNett, a sophomore with a major in biology from Canton, Pa.

All students were supervised by Melvin Zimmerman, Ph.D., professor of biology and director of the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, and Peter Petokas, Ph.D., research associate with the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute.

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  • Alec Minnick presents his paper at the PA Academy of Science meeting

    Alec Minnick presents his paper at the PA Academy of Science meeting

  • From left to right: back row: Peter Petokas, Samuel Wanner, Justin Potuck, Alec Minnick, and Dr. Melvin Zimmerman; front row: Sarah Pedrick, Peter Gnocchi, and Allison McNett.

    From left to right: back row: Peter Petokas, Samuel Wanner, Justin Potuck, Alec Minnick, and Dr. Melvin Zimmerman; front row: Sarah Pedrick, Peter Gnocchi, and Allison McNett.