As I look across the School of Science, I see more than just educators teaching in classrooms and laboratories. I see the opportunities for learning everywhere I look.
Living laboratories like Wintergreen Gorge and Presque Isle State Park allow our students to get their hands dirty while learning about the world around them. State-of-the-art simulation equipment prepares the next generation of well-trained and exceptional nurses for the experiences they will encounter in their future profession. Engagement with organizations like HERO BX and Pennsylvania Sea Grant give students opportunities to apply knowledge from their courses to real-world problems. Programs like Science Ambassadors teach students how to communicate science to the public and give them the confidence to become the science leaders of tomorrow.
When I am asked what makes the School of Science special, these are the kind of initiatives I am most proud of and that I love to talk about. I hope you enjoy reading about all of the great things going on in our school in this issue of Science News.
Martin Kociolek, Ph.D.