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A Pioneer in Science: The Conestoga Study and the Woman Behind It
June 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What: Lecture by Stroud Center Distinguished Research Scientist Bern Sweeney, Ph.D., with remarks by Millersville University Professor of STEM Education, Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, Ph.D.
When: Monday, June 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments. Lecture begins at 6:45 p.m. and event concludes by 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE and open to the public thanks to event sponsor Millersville University and their Watershed Education Training Institute
Dr. Ruth Patrick was a visionary ecologist, a champion of environmental protection, and a mentor and inspiration to future scientists for more than seventy years. Her 1948 Conestoga study, which combined biological and chemical data to assess the river’s pollution level, was a major breakthrough in the study of freshwater science. Learn more about Dr. Patrick, her career as a woman scientist, and her pioneering research with distinguished research scientist, Dr. Bern Sweeney.
For more information, call 610-268-2153, ext. 288, or email [email protected].