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Biology Students Excel at State Meeting

Publish Date: 4/21/2009

April 21, 2009

MANSFIELD, PA— Three Mansfield University biology students took first place for their presentations at the annual meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) at Lock Haven University on April 18. Another earned second in their respective category.(Front row

Samantha Kushner (Milford, PA) took first in a poster category.

Tammy Petriwsky (Elmira, NY) won first in a platform (oral) session.

A joint oral presentation by Megan Morgan (Scranton, PA) and former MU students Andrea Strein, now of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Kimberly Dy, from Carnegie Mellon University, took first place. The trio completed their research while all were attending Mansfield. Strein and Dy are both natives of Wellsboro, PA.

Jennifer Hanes (Sabinsville, PA) was awarded second place for her platform presentation.

James Kelly (Troy, PA) and Dane Denmon (Dushore, PA) also presented at the meeting.

Hiwot Ketema Girma (Ethiopa) was recognized as MU’s Outstanding Biology student at the meeting.

Kushner, Morgan, Strein, Dy, and Kelly were directed by Professor Bob Maris. Denmon and Hanes worked with Assistant Professor Leslie Clifford. Petriwsky was directed by Associate Professor Steve Stein.

Professor John Kirby is Mansfield’s CPUB director.

CPUB is comprised of faculty and students from the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions.

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