West Conn has announced the recipient of the 2018 Provost's Teaching Award. Edwin Wong, an associate professor of biological and environmental sciences has served on the WCSU faculty since 1999. He was recognized by his faculty colleagues at the President's Opening Meeting late last month. Wong was praised for his contributions to his students and the university as an innovative instructor who employs a diversity of teaching and learning strategies in biology and molecular genetics courses. Wong's research has focused on invasive zebra mussel populations in Candlewood, Zoar and Lillinonah lakes, as well as blue-green algae that produce toxins found in Candlewood Lake and Lake Zoar.