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DRBC Staff Participate in Student Outreach
Delaware Valley Science Fairs

Dr. Ron MacGillivray, DRBC Environmental Toxicologist, participated as a judge in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pa., on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF) was founded in 1949 and is one of the oldest - and largest - science fairs in the country, helping stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among middle and high school students in the tri-state area. The philosophy behind DVSF is that students learn science by doing science. Learn more about DVSF at the above link.

Dr. MacGillivray selected  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place recipients for the Hudson-Delaware Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (HDC-SETAC) special awards for best posters in environmental science. HDC-SETAC is a professional society for environmental scientists, engineers, and related disciplines concerned with environmental science and health located in the Hudson River and Delaware River metropolitan areas; Dr. MacGillivray is a current member and past-president. Recipients received a certificate and were rewarded either a $100, $75, or $50 check from HDC-SETAC in honor of their achievement. View complete listing of special awards winners (pdf 59 KB).

Millersville University Earth Sciences Dept. Spring Seminar Series

John Yagecic, Standards and Assessment Section Supervisor for DRBC's Modeling, Monitoring, and Assessment Branch, participated in Millersville University's Department of Earth Sciences' Spring Seminar Series as a guest lecturer on Thursday, April 4, 2013. 

Mr. Yagecic's presentation was entitled Baseline Water Quality Monitoring in the Delaware River Basin before Natural Gas Development, which focuses on DRBC's work involving additional analysis of frozen ambient water samples, biomonitoring, and use of continuous HOBO® conductivity meters. His presentation also included a hands-on demonstration of the conductivity meters with the students.

A similar presentation was given by Mr. Yagecic to DRBC's Monitoring Advisory Committee in January 2013.