Dr. Daniel Pitonyak ’08, assistant professor of physics, co-published “Origins of a single transverse-spin asymmetries in high-energy collisions” in the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review D. Pitonyak co-wrote the paper with Justin Cammarota ’19 (physics and mathematics), Joshua Miller ’21 (physics and mathematics), and collaborators from Penn State Berks, UCLA, Jefferson Lab, and Old Dominion University. The work was partially supported by a LVC Arnold Student-Faculty Research Grant and Pitonyak’s recent National Science Foundation Grant.
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Joshua Miller ’21, physics and mathematics, presented “AI for Uncertainty Quantification in QCD Analysis” on July 31. The presentation evolved from his research conducted as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. During his summer 2020 internship, Miller worked with physicists from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va.
The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced that Bridget Finn ’21, exercise science, was named to the MAC COVID-19 advisory group. Finn was the only student selected to the 14-member group that will provide recommendations to the MAC presidents and athletic directors based on local and national guidance.
Finn, a member of the LVC women’s soccer team, is president of the MAC Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a member of the NCAA Division III SAAC.
Three student teams in Dr. Robert Leonard’s Business 485 Strategic Management senior capstone course earned Global Top 100 rankings for their Business Strategy Game performance. The Hildebrand Company, comprised of Vance Hermanson, Rebecca Kutz, Tyler Lutz, and Matthew Pados, were recognized for Overall Game-to-Date Score, which was tied for best Overall Score, and worldwide performance of the week. The Emerald Exports team, comprised of Scotty Dickmyer, Adam Eidemiller, Dominique Guimond, and George Thompson, were recognized for their Return on Average Equity (ROE), which was the 100th best ROE performance of the week, worldwide. Finally, I Wanna Drop Out, comprised of Corbin French, Jordan Huhn, Adam Salazar, and Leah Wingert, were also recognized for ROE, with their 134.4% being the 10th best ROE of the week, worldwide.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) named Paige Bryson ’20, English a 2020 Campus Sustainability Champion. For the past two academic years, Bryson has been a member of, and intern for, LVC’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC). She’s managed all written and social media communications, including for the ESAC’s annual report, Green Living Guide, annual Earth Day, and other campus sustainability events. Bryson also served as a data intern, compiling an LVC Carbon Footprint report.
President Lewis E. Thayne reaffirmed the College’s support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). He joined numerous other college and university presidents who pledged their support for the continuation of the policy to protect Dreamers in light of the upcoming Supreme Court decision on DACA.
Brandon Roy ’20, biochemistry & molecular biology, won an Honorable Mention in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Last year, Brandon was the College’s first-known Goldwater Scholar and will pursue his Ph.D. at Cornell University through a fellowship this fall.
Randal McCarty P’97, Clark Associates Foundation director and director of recruitment, announced that Logan Boal ’22 (actuarial science and computer & data science) and Brandon Kemmery ’22 (digital communications) were selected to receive $5,000 grants through LVC’s Clark Associates Scholarships. Clark Scholarships are awarded to current sophomores and juniors with outstanding leadership skills or an entrepreneurial spirit. Clark Associates Inc., in Lancaster, is one of the fastest growing companies in Central Pennsylvania, with more than 2,800 employees, including 20+ LVC alumni.
Dr. Kathy Blouch, director of the master of science in STEM education programs, and Andrea Walker, adjunct instructor in science education, presented and exhibited at the ITEEA International Technology Educators Association Conference in Baltimore, Md., with an undergraduate and program graduate. Also, Blouch led “LVC’s Integrated STEM Program: Engaging Students, Empowering Teachers, Growing Leaders, and Enhancing the Community,” with Tyler Frantz ’08, M’20, and Robyn Weiland ’20.
Several physical therapy faculty and students presented their research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Denver, Colo., last month. Two faculty members also received recognition during the gathering of more than 18,000 attendees. Dr. Jennifer Price, director of clinical education for PT, received her Pediatric Clinical Specialist Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of PT, was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties–Geriatrics as “Most Productive Item Writer–2019” for the national board certification examination.
Price; Dr. Katie Oriel, professor of PT; Danielle Burns ’18, D’20; Kaytlyn Fielder ’18, D’20; Alisha Kelley ’18, D’20; and Kayla Roca ’18, D’20 presented their peer-reviewed research poster, “Parent Perceptions of an Early Participation Experience in Young Children with Disabilities: Aquatics versus Land.” Mierzwicki; Kevin Griffith ’18, D’20; Kelsey Harrison ’18, D’20; Nikki Singley ’17, D’20; Madelyn Fox ’18, D’20; and Daryl Holstay ’18, D’20 presented their peer-reviewed research poster, “Comparison of High-Intensity Resistance and Power Training Programs in Pre-Frail and Frail Older Adults.”