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.
Student receives national microbiology award
Lycoming College senior Jordan Krebs was a 2012 award recipient of the American Society for Microbiology's (ASM) Undergraduate Research Capstone Program.
Krebs, a biology and chemistry double major from Roaring Spring, Pa., was one of only seven students to receive the award, and was the only student from a baccalaureate college selected. Of the other recipients, three were from doctoral/research universities, two were from a master's college and university institutions and one student was from an associates/public rural serving institution.
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.
The SRHCES – consisting of Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University, Kings College, Lock Haven University, Lycoming College and Susquehanna University, as well as Geisinger Environmental Health Institute – promotes collaboration in research, provides environmental education, improves water quality and addresses other environmental concerns related to the Central Heartland area of the Susquehanna River Watershed.
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.
Projects include surveys of healthy crayfish and eastern hellbender populations in north-central Pennsylvania streams, evaluations of trout populations in unassessed waters of the Pine Creek and Lycoming Creek watersheds, water quality monitoring of the lower West Branch Susquehanna River, analysis of the impact and recovery of fish populations in two streams affected by September 2011 flooding in the Loyalsock Creek watershed, and the monitoring of water quality before and after best management practices are established on farms in the White Deer Hole Creek watershed.
Lycoming College plans to host public forum on PFBC's conservation issues
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.
Dr. Melvin Zimmerman, professor of biology, and Dr. Richard Erickson, associate professor of astronomy and physics, held presentations for the students in the College's Heim Building and Detwiler Planetarium.
Students present at neuroscience symposium
Lycoming College biology students Ethan Sellers, Amanda Kinnon, Christopher McAtee and Rory McAtee, accompanied by assistant professor Dr. Mary Morrison, attended the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Research Symposium at Cedar Crest College on April 21.
Andrie receives College's highest honor
Joseph Andrie of Reedsville, Pa., was presented with Lycoming College's Chieftain Award during Honors Convocation on April 15. First presented in 1952, the award is the highest honor given to a graduating senior and recognizes the student who has shown the utmost dedication and leadership qualities while at Lycoming and whose academic rank is above the median of the preceding senior class.
Andrie, a biology major, will be spending his summer conducting research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children's Hospital before heading to Penn State's Hershey College of Medicine in the fall. He plans to pursue a career in family medicine or pediatrics.
Faculty and staff recognized at Honors Convocation
Three Lycoming College faculty and staff members were honored with teaching and service awards at the College's annual Honors Convocation on April 15. The awards are given on the basis of dedication and service to the College.
Biology students attend Academy of Science Meeting
Lycoming College biology students Brianna Lutz, Jordan Krebs, Jessica Lehman and Dillon Snyder attended the 88th Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Science Meeting at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa., March 30-April 1.
Krebs, a junior biology and chemistry major, gave an oral presentation describing his research project conducted under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Newman, associate professor of biology, titled "Genome Sequencing of Lycomia zaccaria gen. nov sp. nov., Chryseobacterium haifense, and Kaistella koreensis and Comparison to Two Closely Related Genomes."