Eddie by the water
Edward P. Bollenbach
Professor Emeritus in Microbiology and Chemistry
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
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Edward Bollenbach, Professor of Biology in an advertisement for Northwestern Community College

December 1986 Newspaper Article on Eddie Bollenbach & Post-Polio Syndrome in the Register Citizen

January 2003 Newspaper Article on Eddie Bollenbach & Post-Polio Syndrome in the Hartford Courant


Edward P. Bollenbach graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the State University of New York at New Paltz, New York in 1968. Worked as a Research Assistant in Pesticide Research at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research from 1968-1969. Graduated with a Master of Arts in Biology from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1971. Worked with a Teaching Assistantship in Microbiology, which required teaching two sections of Microbiology Lab at New Paltz in 1970-71. Worked as a Research Assistant at The Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station in Highland, New York in 1970. The work with Cornell involved evaluating fungicides and their field testing.

The Topic of his Masters Thesis was Bacterial Degradation of 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. The work resulted in the isolation of a new species of bacteria which degraded this pesticide. He was subsequently employed as an Instructor of Biology at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted in 1971. In 1973 he was an NSF grant recipient and attended a National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Cryptogamic Botany at the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville. He has also completed short courses sponsored by the National Science Foundation in "Origins of Life" at Hampshire College, and Holistic Health at the University of Hartford.

In 1990 he was awarded the first "Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service Award" by the Board of Trustees for Regional Community Colleges in Connecticut. At Northwestern he has taught the following courses:

The last course listed, in Mushroom Identification, was taught as a Community Service offering by the College. This course was also taught for the International Elderhostel in Fall of 1985 in Colebrook CT.


Program Development Formulated, researched, recommended, and developed the Northwestern's Medical Assisting Program.

Special Certificates
National Science Foundation Certificates for work in:


Non-Professional Information

Teaching with Technology: He was granted a half year sabbatical in 1996 during which he explored the utility of the Internet for Teaching Chemistry, Microbiology and Biology. This learning involved consultation with individuals on-line, the use of Listserv mailing lists, File Transfer Protocol, searching Internet resources in Chemistry, Biology, and Microbiology, and, ultimately, writing a manual on the use of the Vax, a command line based computer system, to derive information and programs in Chemistry and Biology from the Internet.

During the 1998-99 year he developed Web sites in General Chemistry, General Biology, Microbiology, and Fundamentals of Chemistry. These sites contain interactive hypertext lecture notes, links to sources of information, and links to software downloads which enable laboratory science work, resource information, and lecture illustration material for all of the above courses. In these science courses he has used the Internet as a resource in teaching, particularly during the Fall of 1998. He has illustrated complex systems with multimedia (for example, watching electrons change energy levels while absorbing or emitting energy), used graphics to illustrate structures of cells, and a program called Chime to demonstrate conformations of molecules in 3 dimension. From Fall of 1998 to December, 98 his science web sites have been visited about 1000 times since their creation, by those seeking information in the above topics. The Home Page address which leads to all of these linked pages is: www.angelfire.com/mi/nccc

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