Friday, December 22, 2017
Westminster College hosted the 10th annual Student Symposium on the Environment on Dec. 7, 2017. The symposium featured 75 student presenters from 11 regional institutions, with high school through graduate students participating. The event is cosponsored by Westminster College and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, and awards are made possible through the generosity of Stream Restoration Inc.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Four students participating in the environmental science/studies capstone class presented the results of their research to the Lawrence County Conservation District during their monthly board meeting on Dec. 6, 2017, in New Castle, PA.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
To ensure Westminster College graduates are well-prepared to operate in highly technical workplaces, professors Dr. Helen Boylan, Dr. Alison DuBois, and Brian Petrus are using a combination of their respected expertise to launch the Environmental Project Management Academy (EPMA) at Westminster.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Westminster College will host the 10th Annual Student Environmental Symposium from 5:30-9:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, in McKelvey Campus Center. Sponsored by Westminster’s Environmental Programs and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, the event is free and open to the public.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Jenna Spesard, “Tiny Houser” and lifestyle blogger, will be on campus to talk about tiny living on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Lakeview Room located in the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is open to all and light refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Over the summer, senior environmental science major Tia Kowalo received a research grant from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to assist Dr. Diana Ortiz with a research pilot study in Costa Rica. Kowalo and Ortiz spent time collecting, identifying, and conducting host DNA analysis of blood-fed mosquitoes at the Lomas Barbudal Biological Preserve, located near the city of Bagaces in northern Costa Rica, to determine the mosquitoes host feeding preferences.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Over the summer, Dr. Diana Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Biology, and junior environmental science major Tia Kowalo traveled to Costa Rica to conduct a research pilot study. Ortiz and Kowalo collaborated with with Dr. Laura Sirot from The College of Wooster (Ohio) and Dr. Adriana Troyo from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in San Jose to complete the study.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
In 2014, officials announced that Westminster College was set to receive a $1.027 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation, a program aimed to increase qualifications of secondary educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or IQ:STEM). Since its inception at Westminster, seven scholars have been accepted into the program; four of which have graduated and are in their first years of teaching.
Monday, May 22, 2017
A Westminster College student and two faculty members received awards at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 8, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA.
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