Alumnus chiropractor assists at Olympics
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.
Internships will be funded by the Degenstein Foundation and Petokas will serve as the intern mentor. Two years ago, Petokas and Lycoming biology students Mike Henao, a 2010 graduate, and Brandan Gray, a 2011 graduate, completed an inventory of the plants and animals at Camp Victory. This inventory was used to bolster a grant application to fund a new nature center for the camp.
Faculty and students research the decline of the Eastern hellbender salamander
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.
In attendance were seniors Kyle Shakespeare, Alyssa Tomaskovic and Laura Walter and juniors Chelsea Brewer, Cody Giles and Samantha Hewitt. They were accompanied by Dr. Mel Zimmerman, professor of biology and director of the Clean Water Institute, and Dr. Neil Boyd, associate professor of management and chair of business administration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sellers, a recent biology graduate, and Kinnon, a senior biology major, presented a poster with the results of their independent study and honors project titled "Morphological Analysis of Early Cerebellar Development in the Mouse: A Cryosection Study using Multiple Protein Markers." The trip was supported with curriculum enrich funds from the Office of the Provost.