Pitt-Johnstown Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society (Facebook group)
Facebook group for the Biology Department
Quentin Metzgar, Class of 2001
Quentin is currently the science department chair at Westlake HS in Charles County, Maryland. He teaches General and Honors Biology, as well as AP Biology and Anatomy & Physiology. In addition, he is a Master Teacher for the State of Maryland's Biology Governor's Academy which is a summer professional development opportunity for all MD HS Biology and Special Ed. teachers. He also works for the state on Item Writing, Content Review, and Standard Setting for the Maryland High School Assessment in Biology. He was awarded the Southern Maryland Outstanding Math and Science Teacher award in 2006 and was nominated for the Presidential Outstanding Science Teacher for the State of Maryland in 2007.
The Biology Department of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is housed in two locations. The upper floor of the Engineering & Science Building (pictured here) has faculty offices, classrooms, and upper division laboratories. Additional laboratories are located in Krebs Hall.
Students majoring in Biology can choose from two options: a Traditional concentration and a Terrestrial Ecology concentration. Both programs offer a contemporary biology curriculum emphasizing substantial laboratory work and/or field experience. The traditional program provides excellent preparation for entry into medical school, dental school, and other health fields; it also prepares students for advanced study in biological sciences and related career areas. Terrestrial Ecology focuses on the evaluation and management of the environment.Click on Program Information at left for additional information.