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Environmental Project Management Academy students present project research to professional organization

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Westminster College students in the second cohort of the Environmental Project Management Academy (EPMA) presented their interdisciplinary project work combining business and science to professionals in the Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (WPCAMR) during their quarterly meeting in May.

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Westminster environmental science major awarded audubon scholarship

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Erin Ward, a rising junior environmental science major at Westminster College, received the Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship for excellence in environmental science at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 13, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, Pa.

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Westminster partners with Jennings Environmental Education Center to offer Early College Credit Program

Thursday, May 30, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.—Westminster College is partnering with Jennings Environmental Education Center and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on a STEM summer camp for high school students. The summer program, EYE Con: Experiencing Your Environment through CONservation, targets students entering 9th through 12th grades and focuses on hands-on science that has real-world implications for conservation.

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Westminster, borough join forces to keep New Wilmington beautiful

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Members of the Westminster community and the Borough of New Wilmington joined together to participate in the statewide “Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of PA" project this spring.

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Westminster announces new environmental studies major

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Westminster College has announced a new major in environmental studies, an interdisciplinary combined major program that will prepare students for jobs outside of science-related careers such as environmental policy, environmental law and corporate sustainability.

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Westminster featured in 2019 NSF-funded STEM for All Video Showcase

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Three Westminster College professors will be featured in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The event will be held online at https://stemforall2019.videohall.com/presentations/1505 through Monday, May 20.

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Students present research posters at Pittcon

Thursday, April 11, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Three Westminster College chemistry/biochemistry students and five environmental science students attended Pittcon 2019, a leading annual conference and expo on laboratory science, held March 17-21 in Philadelphia.

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Westminster chemistry professor serves as GEM mentor

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA — Dr. Helen Boylan, professor of chemistry and director of Westminster’s Center for the Environment, served as one of 15 female presenters at “A GEM Affair: Girls Engaging Mentors” hosted by the Butler County Community College at Lawrence Crossings on Dec. 18.

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Students fare well at Westminster’s Student Symposium on the Environment

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA — Close to 200 people attended the 11th annual Student Symposium on the Environment held Dec. 6 in the McKelvey Campus Center at Westminster College.

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Westminster College students present water quality research to watershed group

Thursday, November 29, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College environmental science and chemistry majors studying the effectiveness of a passive treatment system in Butler County have found that the actions are working, according to the students’ presentation at the Nov. 8 meeting of the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition (SRWC) at Jennings Environmental Education Center.

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