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Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Service 2021

This guide displays many of Pitt-Greensburg faculty's accomplishments in scholarship and service during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Natural Sciences

Paul Bouthellier

Victoria Causer

Benjamin Espinoza

Kayla Heffernan

Michael Pry

Kevin Slonka

Kevin Slonka:  "Shifting to containerized development in organizations with cloud-supported infrastructure" presented with co-authors, 60th IACIS Annual Conference, October 2020

Jordan Boothe: Presentation to Hempfield Area High School. 

Todd Brown: Mentor for the Hempfield High School Westinghouse Chain Reaction Contraption team. 

Laura Giovannelli: Provided instructional Support for Belle Vernon Area School District. 

Tim Savisky: Served on the Boards of Directors of Westmoreland Cleanways, Sewickley Creek Watershed Association, and Functional Literacy Ministry Haiti. 

Neelima Bhatnagar: Papers Chair, EDSIG Conference on Computing Education.

Katrina Brown: Western PA section secretary and leader of roundtable discussion on student academic integrity in the virtual classroom, American Association of Physics Teachers; Board of Directors, Vice President in Charge of Cosmology and co-chair of the committee for workshops, Contemporary Physics Education Project; Member of Elementary School Science Education Award and Kevin Scanlon Award committees, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.

Todd Brown: Vice-President in Charge of Nuclear Physics, Contemporary Physics Education Project; conducted three events as a NASA Solar System Ambassador. 

Benjamin Espinoza: Member of the Steering Committee for the Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference.

Kayla Heffernan: Peer reviewer for School Science and Mathematics Journal and the Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning PAC. 

Olivia Long: Director, Northeast Region 3 Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society; Grant evaluator, National Science Foundation; Member of subcommittees for Pittcon Starter Grant, the High School Equipment Grants, and SAS Student Award, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh

Kevin Slonka: Peer reviewer for Issues in Information Systems.

NSF S-STEM Grant: The National Science Foundation Scholarships in STEM Program has awarded Pitt-Greensburg our second NSF S-STEM Grant. The project is led by Olivia Long, the faculty involved in the grant are Barb Barnhart, Jordan Boothe, Vicky Causer, Kayla Heffernan, Jennifer Ingram, and Kevin Slonka.


Dean Nelson: Project leader, evaluation of 5-year $636,000 S-STEM grant funded by National Science Foundation; Participant in development of a grant proposal to the NSF.