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.
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
Biological Honors Society (Beta Beta Beta) is Pitt-Greensburg's chapter of the Biology National Honor Society for undergraduate students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study. Full membership requirements include Bio 1 + lab, Bio 2 + lab, and one upper-level biology course while maintaining a 3.0 GPA. We welcome all to attend our bi-weekly meetings. Furthermore, Tri-Beta has a various events, from science trivia, guest speakers, journal clubs, field trips, and attending the regional research conference hosted by different universities each year. Dr. Olivia Long is the Advisor to Tri-Beta.
Click here to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVDvnTNqjwo
Environmental Club provides students interested in all aspects of the environment to meet like-minded people to discuss and take action. Our interests have been varied, including climate change, recycling, and local pollution problems. We have had educational events to inform students of issues, guest speakers, field trips, and clean up events. Dr. Tim Savisky is the Advisor to Environmental Club.
Science Club provides a platform for any student to discuss their interest in science and come together for campus and community service projects. The club organizes and participates in activities such as First-Aid & CPR training, suture training, and science-themed events (often in collaboration with other campus clubs and honors societies). The members are also active in school sponsored activities such as the JDRF walk, Into the Streets, Relay for Life, and homecoming. Additionally, an annual spring trip is organized as way to provide members access to various science centered activities offered in major cities out of the state. Mrs. Barbara Barnhart & Mrs. Jennifer Ingram are the Advisors to Science Club. Follow Science Club on Instagram!
Two regular opportunities for biological science students within the Biology department:
Federal Work Study Position - The department often has multiple openings for a work-study student. The student is responsible for many duties. For example, you might be tasked with washing glassware, returning supplies, maintaining plants in greenhouse, preparation of some chemical solutions, autoclaving of bacterial specimens, inventory and general office duties. The position hours vary during the workweek (Monday-Friday) with a maximum of ~10 hours. You could gain a variety of lab experience (as described above) that could be useful to you on a resume as relevant work experience as well as form connections to the faculty in the department as you assist them.
Biology Laboratory/Lecture Assistantships - Teaching assistantships are available for both biology lectures and laboratories (in general and upper-level courses). The teaching assistantship is added to your academic schedule and you will receive a letter-grade at the end of the term reflecting your work as the teaching assistant. The credits awarded for the teaching assistantship will be determined by the instructor and student during the application process. The maximum hours expected to work per week are 10 hours. The guidelines for credit hours are:
- 1 Credit: 40–80 Hours per Term
- 2 Credits: 80–120 Hours per Term
- 3 Credits: Up to 120 Hours per Term
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Jennifer Ingram if you have inquiries about these two opportunities.