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Biology Students Forte, Krul, and Stewart Present Posters at Student Symposium on the Environment

Biology undergraduate students presented research posters at the 2015 Student Symposium on the Environment on December 3, 2015. The Symposium is held each December at Westminster College to highlight environmental study, research, artistic expression, and service work being done by students in the region.

Posted on 12/7/2015 3:09:28 PM

Biology Students Present Posters at Regional Science Consortium Research Symposium

In November 2015, biology undergraduate students Benjamin Wadsworth and Eli Beal presented posters at the Regional Science Consortium Research Symposium at the Tom Ridge Center located in Erie, Pa.

Posted on 11/30/2015 2:47:39 PM

Biology Students Participate in Community Service Event

Twenty IUP students in Dr. Holly Travis’s Dendrology and Fundamentals of Environmental Biology classes assisted with Work Day at Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center (ELC) in Ford City on Friday, November 6, 2015.

Posted on 11/11/2015 1:48:35 PM

Simmons Gives Two Invited Talks on Biodiversity and Lyme Disease

Biology professor Tom Simmons gave platform presentations titled “Biodiversity-buffers-disease paradigm: the case for Lyme disease” at recent Pennsylvania Vector Control Association and Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology meetings.

Posted on 11/9/2015 9:42:56 PM

Undergraduate Biology and Nursing Research Students Present Research at Regional American Society for Microbiology Meeting

IUP students Kimberly Ghorm and Kara McClain presented their medical microbiology research at the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ABASM) meeting on November 7.

Posted on 11/9/2015 1:35:48 PM

Six Biology Students Present Lyme Disease Workshop

Biology students Tashi Bharathan, Austin Edwards, William Gerardi, Rebecca Kruise, Sara McBride, and Victoria Stone presented “Safely Exploring the Woods in the Age of Ticks and Lyme disease” at the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival on September 12, 2015.

Posted on 9/13/2015 8:13:29 PM

Three Biology Students Publish Tick Population Study

Students James Shea, Rebecca Kruise, and Michele Myers-Claypole, professor of biology Tom Simmons, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Vector Management entomologist Mike Hutchinson published the article “Seasonal Activity, Density, and Collection Efficiency of the Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mid-Western Pennsylvania” in the Journal of Medical Entomology

Posted on 9/6/2015 10:14:05 PM

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