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Faculty Awarded General Education Microgrant

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Posted: May 28, 2019

The Office for General Education recently awarded a General Education Microgrant to Timothy McNellis, an associate professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, in the amount of $500.
Plant root with a large bacterial nodule. This slide is part of the plant anatomy identification slide set purchased with funds received from a General Education Microgrant. IMAGE: JUDY SINN

Plant root with a large bacterial nodule. This slide is part of the plant anatomy identification slide set purchased with funds received from a General Education Microgrant. IMAGE: JUDY SINN

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Office for General Education recently awarded a General Education Microgrant to Timothy McNellis, an associate professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, in the amount of $500.

The microgrant was used to purchase a set of professionally-prepared microscope slides of plant tissues and organs, including roots, leaves, stems, flowers, fruits, meristems, and the vascular system, as well as specialized structures such as legume nodules. Slides will be used in McNellis’ course, “Plant Stress: It’s Not Easy Being Green” (AGECO 121). The slides will also be available for use in other department courses. 

The Office for General Education Microgrants reviews requests on a rolling basis and is available to full-time, part-time, tenure-track and teaching-track instructors. More information about the microgrants is available here