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Physical Science instructor Paul Primrose joins PCC faculty

06 September 2019

Paul Primrose is joining Pratt Community College from an extensive science career. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from Northern Arizona University in 1993, then went on to earn his doctorates in chemistry from Penn State in 1999. Upon earning his doctorates, Primrose taught at a variety of institutions around the central Texas area including; Baylor University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and West ISD, Primrose’s local hometown high school.

Skyline Middle School students create Storm Glass while at PCC

11 March 2019

On Feb. 22, seventh grade students from Skyline Middle School visited Pratt Community College to participate in a scientific activity co-directed by PCC science instructor, Jason Ghumm. The students took part in an activity where they made Storm Glass, which is a closed chemical system that is said to be able to forecast the weather. In research conducted at Skyline before the trip to PCC, the students learned a little history.

Microbiology class to research Tiny Earth in a collaborative effort to discover new bacteria

08 March 2019

Students in Jason Ghumm’s microbiology class will be viewing the earth from a much different perspective following spring break. The class will delve into a new program, Tiny Earth, which is a crowd sourcing effort to find new antibiotics. The current rate microbes are becoming resistant to antibiotics is making it critical to discover any antibiotics that are naturally occurring.

Pratt Community College Receives Grant from DuPont Pioneer

20 December 2017

Pratt Community College is pleased to announce that DuPont Pioneer donated $1,000.00 as part of the DuPont Pioneer sponsorship program. Part of the funds will be used to renovate the greenhouse on PCC’s campus that will be used by both the science and agriculture departments. PCC instructors Lori Montgomery and Trisha Jackson applied for the grant where over 200 applications were received.

“Lori and I worked hard to apply for this grant and are excited to receive it,” said Jackson. “The science and agriculture departments will benefit from the grant.”

Environmental Science Class Participates in Stream Ecology Project

03 October 2017

On Sept. 21, Pratt Community College instructor Dave Chambers and his Environmental Science class participated in a stream ecology project led by biologists from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT).  The location for the field trip was the South Fork Ninnescah River in Lemon Park.  The objective of this project is to help students develop a basic understanding of ecology, an appreciation for our resources and a sense of stewardship for the land.

PCC science instructor sets sail with NOAA research team

06 July 2017

A Pratt Community College science instructor is spending two weeks at sea participating in a research project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) this summer. Biology and Science instructor, Dave Chambers, is one of 29 teachers across the United States participating in the 2017 class for the Teacher at Sea (TAS) program sponsored by the NOAA.

Students and KDWPT work together for Environmental Science class

12 October 2016

Pratt Community College students get a hands-on approach to environmental science with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) biologists.  

Zoology class takes trips with Kansas Department of Wildlife

06 May 2016

The PCC Zoology class recently participated in two field trips that were supported by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT).  On Mar.

PCC offers wide variety of science course options

26 January 2015

Giving students a good educational foundation to help prepare them to transfer to a four-year college is one of the main goals of Pratt Community College’s Science Department.

“One of the things we do well for both majors and non-majors alike is to offer good core classes that transfer to four-year institutions at a competitive price,” said Kip Chambers, chair of the Math and Science Division.

Lee Shiney Featured in Gallery

03 February 2014

In February, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College is pleased to feature the works of Lee Shiney, an abstract painter, kinetic sculptor and mixed media artist from Kechi, Kan. Shiney exhibited kinetic and interactive art at the Wichita Art Museum from 2008 to 2010, and has shown art in numerous solo and group shows in the Wichita and Kansas City areas.

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