Biology Student Earle Wins Viewer's Choice Award at Virtual Student Symposium on the Environment

At the 2020 Student Symposium on the Environment, Sierra Earle, a junior in the IUP Biology Department working with Professor Holly Travis, won the Viewer’s Choice Award for the video she created, “Diatom diversity, abundance, and richness among four different habitat types.”


Research Instrumentation Grant Awarded to IUP Faculty

Faculty members Eric Morshhauser (Biology), Jonathan Warnock (Geoscience), Mercan Haddad Derfshi (Fashion Merchandising), and Andrea Palmiotto (Anthropology) have been awarded an NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant to purchase a portable structured white light surface scanner to digitize objects into three dimensions.


Simmons Interviewed by Allegheny Front on Pittsburgh Parks, Lyme Disease Risk, and COVID-19

Tom Simmons (professor of Biology) was interviewed in Schenley Park by Kara Holsopple of the award-winning public radio station Allegheny Front about Lyme disease risk in the four major Pittsburgh regional city parks during the COVID-19 pandemic.