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Biology News


Grant dollars support student travel, presentation at Society for Freshwater Science

Two representatives of Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) recently traveled to the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, to present research and hear about the state of the science in freshwater ecology. The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) is an international scientific organization that promotes further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats. This year’s conference carried the theme of translation ecology in freshwater science.

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PPL Foundation films at Waterdale Environmental Education Center

PPL Foundation recently filmed fourth-graders experiencing the Waterdale Environmental Education Center.

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Lycoming College student awarded 2019 Goldwater Scholarship

Lycoming College student Mikayla Feldbauer ’20 of St. Marys, Pa., was recently awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for her senior year of study. With this award, Feldbauer joins an elite group of young scholars who show exceptional promise in becoming the next generation of research leaders.

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Fulbright award winners from Lycoming College tackle global teaching assignments

Lycoming College today added two recent graduates to its list of Fulbright award winners. Recently named among the 2019-20 class of prestigious Fulbright scholars, the two will travel to opposite ends of the globe to pursue teaching endeavors, to enrich their understanding of different cultures, and to share American culture with their students.

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Clean Water Institute aids hellbender in achieving celebrity status

Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI) scored a victory this week with its beloved Eastern hellbender, voted Pennsylvania’s official amphibian by the state’s House. Championed by Sen. Gene Yaw ’70 (R-23), the bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday. The news has sparked broad media coverage in outlets including ABC News and The Washington Post, among others.

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Biology faculty member chosen to participate in teaching mentoring network, chair of organization

Bob Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Lycoming College and Clean Water Institute research associate, was recently selected to participate in the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) for “Reducing Barriers to Teaching with R in Undergraduate Biology” and to serve as Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Freshwater Science.

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Lycoming College student, faculty member collaborate on curriculum guide for Waterdale Environmental Center

Lycoming College senior biology major, Brandan Gracia (Houston, Texas) recently completed work on a curriculum guide for the Waterdale Environmental Education Center, which was a collaboration with Amy Rogers ‘92, Ph.D., associate professor of education at Lycoming College. Gracia and Rogers presented the curriculum guide on Thursday, Jan. 24, to the IU17 Curriculum Council from schools in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga counties.

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Lycoming College faculty member published in paleontology journal

A paleontologist from Lycoming College was recently published in the Dec. 5, 2018, issue of Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, an international journal for original studies and comprehensive reviews in the field of palaeo-environmental geology. David Broussard, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, submitted original research entitled, “Depositional setting, taphonomy and geochronology of new fossil sites in the Catskill Formation (Upper Devonian) of north-central Pennsylvania, USA, including a new early tetrapod fossil.”

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Lycoming College faculty, student present research at national conference

Lycoming College’s David Broussard, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and biology major Cayla Treaster ’19 of Williamsport, recently presented their research at the 130th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

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Lycoming College professor elected president of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Lycoming College’s Assistant Professor and Chair of the Biology Department Mary Morrison, Ph.D., was elected as the next president of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN), an organization dedicated to developing and enhancing undergraduate education in neuroscience. She will serve as president-elect for one year, president for the second year, and past president for a third year, during which she will work diligently on raising funds for and distributing travel awards to undergraduates and leading elections for the following year’s officers. She will also collaborate with FUN president Ron Bayline of Washington and Jefferson College on a strategic planning process to guide FUN into the next decade.

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Lycoming College students present at Susquehanna River Symposium

Clean Water Institute (CWI) interns and staff from Lycoming College presented their research at the 13th annual Susquehanna River Symposium at Bucknell University on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Featuring speeches, poster presentations, and exhibits from more than 150 students and professionals, this year’s Susquehanna River Symposium, titled “Science, Conservation, and Heritage,” provided an opportunity for students, faculty, consultants, agencies, and watershed groups to build a body of knowledge about the human and natural communities of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. Eighteen post-secondary institutions from Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland participated.

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