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Simmons and High School Student Horvath Present at Allegheny-Erie Chapter of the Society of Toxicology

Indiana Area High School senior Kylie Horvath presented her research on “Nitrite Induced Methemoglobin Formation in Aquatic Larvae of the Midge (Chironomus dilutus)” at the 28th annual meeting of the Allegheny Society of Toxicology Regional Chapter, May 15–16, 2014, on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. 

Kylie Horvath and Tom Simmons

Anne Simmons, education officer for the A-E SOT and temporary assistant professor of Biology, presented toxicology outreach activities conducted by her SCI 104 Environmental Biology class this past year.

Horvath’s research was supported by a $1,000 Maryanne Stock Student Research Award and was conducted in the environmental toxicology laboratory of biology professor Tom Simmons.

Anne Simmons with her students' toxicology outreach activities

Forty-eight students in Simmons’ SCI 104 class developed Pennsylvania standards-based lesson plans in the areas of “Ecology and Environment” and “Humans and the Environment” and taught them in schools throughout Pennsylvania.


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