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