Biology Student Presents Research at Society of Toxicology Meeting

Posted on 6/19/2015 8:45:05 AM

Victoria Stone represented the Department of Biology at the Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology meeting in Morgantown, West Virginia, on June 5, 2015. She presented a poster titled “Human Health and Toxicology: Determining Educational Outreach Needs for School-age Students.” Stone used survey research to assess the knowledge of undergraduate students of indoor air pollutants, including asbestos, carbon monoxide, environmental tobacco smoke, lead, and radon. 

The Allegheny-Erie Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology sponsors scientific and educational programs in the Tri-State region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The toxicology education program focuses on toxicity, exposure, and risk.

Stone is a middle-level education major and plans to teach science to students in grades 4–8. Her interest in toxicology and indoor air pollutants began while a student in the fundamentals of environmental biology course in the fall 2014 semester. Stone developed  her research project during the spring 2015 semester.

Stone received the Dean’s Award for Excellence for the College of Education and Educational Technology for her oral presentation at the 2015 Undergraduate Scholars Forum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Biology Education Award for her undergraduate platform presentation at the 2015 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) Conference.

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Photo: Victoria Stone presented a research poster at the Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology Meeting on June 5, 2015.