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Jacqueline McLaughlin: Teaching Excellence Award for full-time faculty

Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology, received the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award for full-time faculty from Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor at Penn State Lehigh Valley, and Douglas Hochstetler, interim director of academic affairs (not pictured).

Awards presented to outstanding Lehigh Valley faculty and staff at luncheon

With the academic year coming to a close, outstanding faculty and staff were recognized for their achievements on April 25 at the first-ever faculty and staff awards luncheon at the Lehigh Valley campus.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrates student research successes

Highlights of undergraduate student research from May 2017 to April 2018 at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
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Undergraduate research successes

Penn State Lehigh Valley students Zoha Babar, Sheherbano Hussain and Jimmy Hadid, and Associate Professor of Biology Jacqueline S. McLaughlin, gathered in front of their poster titled, "The Potential of Coating Polyurethane with ‘Self-like’ Molecules to Reduce the Host Response to Implanted Medical Devices."  They took second place in the Biological Sciences and Health category at the Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium at Penn State Abington on April 21. Their poster was also presented at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Exhibition in University Park. 

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Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley students presented their research before a panel of judges and fellow students, faculty, staff and the community, on April 5.
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CHANCE accepting student applications for summer Australia program

Some highlights of the CHANCE Australia program include research with the JCU Turtle Health Research Team on sea and freshwater turtle health and viral outbreaks, and participation in the Great Barrier Reef Monitoring Program, among other experiences.
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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
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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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