After the 48th Annual Science Convocation at Lock Haven University, award winners in biological sciences, chemistry, and geology and physics gather for a group photo.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University held its 48th Annual Science Convocation in Ulmer Planetarium on Tuesday, October 28. Students received awards for academic achievement in biological sciences, chemistry, geology, secondary education in earth and space science, physics, and nanotechnology. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The tradition began in 1961 when the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and geology and physics met for the inaugural Annual Science Majors Mixer. In 1971, the name of this annual event was changed to the Science Convocation and it grew to recognize both student and faculty achievement and to celebrate the rapport among faculty and students.
The keynote speaker for this year’s convocation was Dr. Carl Salter, professor of chemistry at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Salter’s talk, entitled “Cool Light: Chemical Reactions that Glow,” focused on chemical reactions that produce light. Among the examples he cited were lightning bugs and light sticks. Salter gave a demonstration of how chemiluminescence is produced and discussed practical applications for industry, medicine, and the military.
After the awards ceremony, the award winners posed for a group photo.
Front row (l to r): Karisa Bowersox, Nanoscience Scholarship; Stefjord Todoli, Physics I and II Award; Jose Baltazar, Intermediate General Physics Award; and Austin Mohney, Nanoscience Scholarship.
Middle row (l to r): Kenneth Snell, Nanoscience scholarship; Eric Driscoll, Alfred E. Hoberman Chemistry Scholarship; Talitha Jay, Principles of Biology Award and Principles of Chemistry Award; Tiffany Allen, Principles of Biology Award and Physics I and II Award; Megan Kepler, Mary Pursell Genetics Award and Paul and Shirley Klens Scholarship Award; Rachel Garges, Principles of Biology Award; and ToniAnn Padavano, Samuel and Rose Kleinman Memorial Scholarship.
Back row (l to r): Jacob Cox, Nanoscience Scholarship; Joshua Gilbert, Alfred E. Hoberman Chemistry Scholarship; Broc Smith, Samuel and Rose Kleinman Memorial Scholarship and Alfred E. Hoberman Chemistry Scholarship; Matthew Pautz, Sara M. Barr Memorial Scholarship; David John Scott, Academic and Extra-Curricular Excellence in Physics/Engineering Award; Matthew P. Bardo, Advancement in Secondary Education in Earth Science Award; and Walter I. Elmquist, Advancement in Geology Award.
Not pictured are Nicole Wannamaker, Alfred E. Hoberman Chemistry Scholarship; and John Bump, Organic Chemistry Award.
The science convocation was chaired by Dr. Kevin Range and arranged by the departments of biological sciences, chemistry, and geology and physics.