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Lehigh Valley's Jacqueline McLaughlin wins environmental education award

Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology at Penn State Lehigh Valley, was recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education. McLaughlin was honored with the Higher Education Educator of the Year Award, given to educators for promoting environmental education and utilizing the environment as a context for learning in their teaching.
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NAAEE Award for Professor McLaughlin

Jacqueline McLaughlin was honored with the 2017 Higher Education Educator of the Year Award by the North American Association for Environmental Education.

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Penn State students study fragile ecosystems in Cuba

Students and teachers from CHANCE conducted biological and ecological research alongside field scientists in Cuba this summer
group of students and professors in Cuba forest

CHANCE Cuba Field Program

Participants in the CHANCE Cuba field program were required to carry out pre-trip, online assignments before venturing into the field to learn from local government experts, university faculty and National Park biologists about ongoing Cuban conservation efforts and environmental policies as they explored the biodiversity of the rainforests of Sierra del Rosario; wetlands, mangroves, forests and coral reefs of Guanahacabibes Peninsula; and farmlands of Viñales. Here the group is in Guanahacabibes National Park. 

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Developing the future workforce with Penn State Lehigh Valley

Twenty future science leaders from the Bosch STEEM CareerLinking Academy came to Penn State Lehigh to learn about science, technology, engineering, environment and math.
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Future science leaders learn about algae

Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology, demonstrated how to transfer algae cells. 

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Eleven Penn State students to present research to PA legislators on April 25

Undergraduate students representing seven of Penn State’s campuses will present their research to legislators at the 15th annual Undergraduate Research at the Capitol – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) conference, taking place at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg on April 25.
CUBA

Lehigh Valley CHANCE accepting student applications for summer Cuba program

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s CHANCE program is accepting applications for its spring and summer 2017 program, which includes travel to Cuba. The application deadline is April 10.
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CHANCE accepting student applications for summer Costa Rica program

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s CHANCE program is accepting applications now through March 15 for its spring and summer 2017 program, which includes travel to Costa Rica.
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Lehigh Valley professor receives esteemed Jefferson Science Fellowship

Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology at Penn State Lehigh Valley, has been appointed to serve in the 2017 Jefferson Science Fellowship program by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Penn State President Eric Barron nominated McLaughlin for the fellowship.

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