Environmental Science class participates in stream ecology project

10 October 2019

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) on Thursday, Oct. 3. The field trip was at the South Fork Ninnescah River directly behind Pratt County Lake. The objective of this project was to help students develop a better understanding of basic ecology and instill an appreciation for our natural resources and a sense of stewardship for the land.

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.

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