Shelly Grinar-Boyd, M.S.

Shelly Grinar-Boyd
Lecturer, Biology
Office Phone
Office Location
Woodland, 239-B

    Things going on in W 239-B:

    • Biology, Earth and Environmental Science tutoring- schedule sessions through the Learning Center, but meet in my office
    • Sustainability Club projects
    • After guzzling that water or soda on campus, don't toss the bottle, chuck it in the big can outside my office, and sign up to go on the next recycling center trip
    • Drop off old handouts and 3 ring binders on the table outside my office, and come help out with re-purposing them into notebooks for students
    • Stop in and dig some dirt- students of all majors keep various plant experiments and projects  

    Current Research

    Impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania. currently collecting and testing water samples from streams near unconventional natural gas wells  in Washington and Allegheny counties, southwest Pennsylvania

    Interests and Penn State courses taught:

    • Environmental, Earth, and Ecological Science (BISC 003, Earth 2, Biol 220W)
    • Anatomy (BIOL 129, BISC 004)
    • Biology (BIOL 110 lab)
    • Sustainability Club adviser
    • Penn State Summer Science Camp- Backyard Ecology
    • Developing and implementing alternative learning presentations and strategies for non traditional Biology students 

    A.S., Physical Education, Montgomery County Community College, 2005

    B.S., Biology, Chestnut Hill College, 2008

    M.S., Biology, Temple University, 2011 focus on deep sea ecology

    Master's thesis- A characterization of a hydrothermal vent community from a diffuse flow vertical wall of “The Tower” sulfide edifice at the Juan de Fuca Ridge