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A middle-school student watches a marble roll down a constructed track

'If it works, it's totally worth it.'

Students tested Rube Goldberg machines at the regional Science Olympiad, hosted by Penn State Behrend. It didn't take long for things to go wrong.
Science Storytime dates for Spring 2018 listed.

Science Storytime Spring 2018

Science Story Time, a youth outreach program at Penn State Behrend, is free and open to all preschool-aged children accompanied by an adult.

Students walk through Wintergreen Gorge at Penn State Behrend

Trail plan will protect Behrend's 'living lab'

The Wintergreen Gorge is one of the college's greatest assets. Our video series, 'This is Behrend,' details how we plan to preserve it.
Students walk through Wintergreen Gorge at Penn State Behrend

Students hike through Wintergreen Gorge

Penn State Behrend is studying how best to maintain the trail system in the Wintergreen Gorge, a wooded area on and adjacent to the campus.

Two students work on the confocal microscope at Penn State Behrend

Allexyss Brown

Students Allexyss Brown and Samantha Storti work on the confocal microscope at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. An ultraviolet laser and camera have been added to the microscope, which was installed in 2008.

Oct. 5: Astronomy Open House

Darren Williams, professor of physics and astronomy, will discuss how astronomers use math to "see" what's beyond the limits of physical observation.

Sept. 7: Open House Night in Astronomy

Jim Gavio, director of the Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend, will discuss the 20-year mission of NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.
Science Storytime flyer for Fall 2017

Science Storytime Fall 2017

Science Storytime September 15, October 20, November 10, and December 8 10:00am to 11:30am at the Yahn Planetarium.

Purple Martins nest at Penn State Behrend

Professor hopes to establish Purple Martin colony at Penn State Behrend

Beth Potter studies the microflora on bird eggs. The first step, she says, is to get birds to nest on campus.