Announcing the New Science Skills Series

Posted on 11/24/2015 9:17:16 AM

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is pleased to announce a new training opportunity for students, our very own Science Skills Series. Through workshops in this series, students will work with faculty and gain first-hand knowledge of, and practice in, skills that will both help them in their courses and make them more valuable to potential employers.

Students: are there topics or skills in the sciences for which you would like some extra help and practice? How about laboratory or field techniques that you want to learn? Join us for one or more of the Science Skills Series workshops, and we will give you that training and experience.

Our workshops are free, and will be adjusted to fit student needs. Students will receive a Certificate of Merit for each workshop they complete.

A full series of workshops is being planned for the spring 2016 semester. But, before then, Vida Irani (IUP Department of Biology) will offer the first Science Skills Series workshop:

Concentrations and Dilutions: Easy Once You Know How!

Join us for a hands-on look at how to calculate and evaluate dilutions and solution concentration. Our workshop will include description of these concepts, tutorials, and sample problems. Skills developed in this workshop will be applied in a follow-up workshop (spring 2016) utilizing PCR and gel electrophoresis.

The prerequisite for this workshop is a 100-level (or higher) chemistry course.

Presented by:

Vida Irani
IUP Department of Biology

  • December 4, 2015
  • Room 210 Weyandt
  • 12:00–2:00 p.m.

Please spread the word, and please join us!

The Science Skills Series is sponsored by the IUP College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Have an idea for an SSS topic? E-mail it to

Science Skills Series workshops are free and open to IUP students of any major

Please contact Paul Nealen ( for more information