Over 300 to attend science symposium at SU

SELINSGROVE — It’s a weekend full of science at Susquehanna University. The 90th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science will take place Friday through Sunday. Dr. Carlos Iudica is Associate Professor of Biology and Ecology at SU. He says the event is an effort to enhance connections and network with undergrad science students.

 

“The main goal of the academy is to work with the connections between undergrad students and professors. Somehow within the commonwealth, we hope to enhance the possibility for connections and networking and learning. That is the whole idea of having the meeting once a year,” he said. “Lots of people get together and we try to showcase the current research of many universities.”

 

This year’s meeting will focus on watershed issues, especially those related to the Susquehanna River. There will be a special symposium of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies.

 

“There are between 40 and 50 different universities presenting all throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The main players before this symposium are the universities associated with what we officially call ‘the river group’ — which is the consortium of a handful of universities throughout the north and west branch of the Susquehanna River.”

 

Lycoming, Kings College, Bucknell and Lock Haven are also taking part in the symposium. Iudica says all are invited to the weekend’s events. There will be many presentations and guest speakers throughout the weekend. You can find more information at http://www.susqu.edu/news/49599.asp. (Codi Jade)

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