(Posted May 1, 2006)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Rick Imler, advanced placement biology teacher at Hollidaysburg Area High School and a lead teacher for Juniata College's Science in Motion Program, will participate in a legislative press conference supporting the cutting-edge science education program at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, in the East Rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

Imler's comments on behalf of Science in Motion reflects his use of the program, which he uses for his biology courses on all levels.

"Rick has been involved with the Science in Motion since the beginning of the biology program in 1992," says Lorraine Mulfinger, associate professor of chemistry and director of Science in Motion. "He has helped develop laboratory activities supported by the program and is one of our most enthusiastic teachers."

Imler was recently named Pennsylvania's AP Teacher of the Year by the Siemens Foundation. The Siemens Foundation honors the winning high school science and math teachers with a $1,000 award. The national AP Teacher of the Year receives $5,000.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.