Students take on Academy of Science meeting

May 10, 2019

Led by Symposium Chair and Albright Biology Professor Stephen G. Mech, Ph.D., several Albright College students attended the 95th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, hosted by Cedar Crest College, March 29-31.

During the conference, Albright alumna Alyssa Miller ’16, an environmental educator at Schuylkill Nature Center offered a conference session on “Nature in the City,” and Albright junior Abbi Waltz ’20 (biology) was awarded a research grant to help study the movement of turtles on Neversink Mountain.

Albright students in attendance included National Science Foundation ACES Scholarship students Lauryn Gwathmey ’19 (environmental science) and Veronica Rutecky ’20 (environmental science), and Albright Creative Research Experience participant Thalia Williamson ’19 (biology).

Founded in 1924, the Pennsylvania Academy of Science strives to promote science, technology, education and the diverse interests of our scientists throughout the state. Working under faculty guidance, students are encouraged to submit grant proposals for research in the natural, physical or social sciences. Proposals undergo review by professional referees and evaluation by the PAS Research Grant Committee.