Biological Science Opportunities
Awards / Scholarships
- Pitt-Greensburg Scholarships
- Two scholarship awards presented annually to biological science students:
- Dr. and Mrs. Fred Campana Biology Award, presented to a senior biology major who excels in their course-work. The recipient is chosen by the biology faculty and is based upon the undergraduate's GPA and academic excellence.
- Dr. and Mrs. Fred Campana Research Award, presented to a senior biology major who excels in their research project. The recipient is chosen by the biology faculty and is based upon the undergraduate's ability to develop a research project and successfully present their research at a regional or national conference.
- Science Learning Community Scholarship Program; a scholarship is granted to deserving and eligible high-school students that live in Fayette County, Washington County, and other rural areas of Westmoreland County. These students may earn up to $10,000 per year for a period of up to four years.
Pitt-Greensburg Biological Science graduates have pursued their career goals in graduate and pre-professional fields at the following schools (not a complete list):
|• University of Pittsburgh||• University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health|
|• University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine||• Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|• Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health||• Seton Hill University|
|• Salus University||• Chatham University|
|• West Virginia University||• Slippery Rock University|
|• University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine||• Penn State College of Medicine|
|• Duquesne University||and others|
Explore the successful internship experiences completed by the following Biological Science students - and learn more about finding an internship!
- Maria Calabro (Wildlife Works, Inc.)
- Bayley Fields (Latham Street Commons/Pitt Summer Edge)
- Joseph Harriger (University of Pittsburgh Greensburg)
- Shawn Imran (UPMC Mercy)
- Taylor Leggete (Minnich's Pharmacy)
- Nicole Tumminello (Wildlife Works, Inc.)
Clubs / Honors Societies / Organizations
Environmental Club encourages students to explore various environmental topics. Students of any major are welcome to become members. If you are interested in Environmental Club, please contact Dr. Tim Savisky.
Science Club encourages students to explore the various areas of the natural sciences. The club usually travels each year to a different city to visit museums, tourist attractions, and cultural locations that are of scientific interest. Past destinations include New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Virginia Beach. Students of any major are welcome to become members. If you are interested in Science Club, please contact Barbara Barnhart or Jen Paul.
Tri Beta is the national Biology Honor Society. Our campus chapter meetings throughout the term will be posted on the News/Events page. If you are interested in Tri Beta, please contact Mrs. Diane Cheek.
Assistantship / Study Abroad
Laboratory Assistantships at Pitt-Greensburg:
Westmoreland Emergency Medicine Specialists has an Emergency Scribe Program for their Emergency Departments at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Latrobe Area Hospital, and Frick Hospitals. They have contracted with ScribeAmerica for the past 3 years to hire and train their medical scribes. We have a handful of students who are selected every year for this opportunity.
The job opportunity, “Emergency Physician Scribe,” provides personal assistants to the physician to perform all of their non-patient care tasks. These include documentation, patient tracking, discharge organization, and much more. They are looking for extremely motivated, sharp, and adaptable students who perform well in a fast-paced and high-energy environment. Because he/she will work one-on-one with a board certified emergency physician for the entirety of his/her shift, he/she will become intimately familiar with Emergency Medicine. It is extremely exciting work; he/she will see everything from CPR, to heart attacks, to strokes, to rapid sequence intubation, to chest tube placement and much more. Additionally, the scribes gain first-hand experience documenting exactly like a physician; a skill that is invaluable later for any career in health.
This opportunity is paid. This job is one of a kind; those who have excelled as scribes have consistently progressed to have successful careers in medicine. If a scribe especially impresses a physician, they have been happy to provide a strong letter of recommendation for medical school.
For more information visit https://www.scribeamerica.com; or contact, Jennifer Alman, (412) 337-7343. Please also feel free to email WEMSscribes@scribeamerica.com directly.
Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology - Students interested in performing coursework or researching in Northwestern Pennsylvania on the shores of Pymatuning Lake can through main campus. More information >>
Summer Undergraduate Research - Students interested in performing research may apply to the SURP program through main campus. More information >>