Six Students Present Posters at Symposium on the Environment
On December 5, six Environmental Science students — Emilie Hickox ’15, Abigail Dunegan ’15, Dibyajyoti Mukherjee ’14, William Tolliver ’14, Pasquale DiFrancesco ’15, and Jessica Stickel ’14 — along with faculty mentor Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Shaunna Barnhart attended the Student Symposium on the Environment at Westminster College in New Wilmington. The symposium highlights environmental study, research, artistic expression, and service work being done by students from all disciplines in the region. Emilie Hickox presented a poster, “Biogas Plant Distribution in Nepal,” based on her independent study research with Professor Barnhart. Abigail Dunegan, Dibyajyoti Mukherjee, and William Tolliver presented a poster and oral presentation on “Perceptions on Deep Shale Gas Exploration at Allegheny College,” based on a group project in Professor Barnhart’s Political Ecology class. Pasquale DiFrancesco and Jessica Stickel presented the poster “How Do Members of the Allegheny College Community Develop Their Perceptions of Fracking and What Role Does Media Play in Influencing Such Perceptions?” based on a group project in Professor Barnhart’s Political Ecology class. Their poster won Best Environmental Project Poster Presentation.