Ever wondered what it would be like to attend a college class at Penn State Behrend? Get a virtual front-row seat with these special lessons from Behrend faculty members, recorded from live talks on Zoom.
How Psychology and Computer Science Create Robots
Recorded March 8, 2021
A.I. is becoming commonplace. But not too long ago, robots were in their infancy, with their development happening at the intersection of engineering and psychology. Learn about how research into human behavior was essential to creating some of the technological advancements we now take for granted.
With Dr. Lisa Jo Elliott, assistant teaching professor of psychology
How to Rank Anything, Especially Sports
Recorded March 30, 2021
Before the championship game, before the postseason matches—even before the draft days and fantasy picks—there are player and team rankings. Learn more about mathematics behind the sports rankings that are so important to fans, pundits, and pros. You’ll also hear about home-team advantage and margins of victory, plus learn how to create your own sports rankings.
With Dr. Michael Rutter, associate professor of statistics
Three Stress Management Tools You Can Use Anytime, Anywhere
Recorded April 13, 2021
You’re juggling school, friends, activities, work, college decisions—not to mention a global pandemic. That’s an enormous amount of stress to deal with. But did you know that there are easy stress management tools that you can learn, practice, and use in your daily life? Hear more about how relaxation breath work, positive mantra use, and guided imagery can keep your stress in check and improve your whole-body health.
With Dr. Cate Stiller, assistant teaching professor of nursing
Wireless and Battery-Free Detection of Bio Signals
Recorded April 14, 2021
We’re used to wearable devices like a FitBit or Apple Watch giving us our heart rate and other health information at a glance. But what if these devices didn’t rely on batteries or wired connections to download data? Hear about research into wireless-free, battery-free wearable devices that can be used for the detection of biological signals from the body.
With Dr. Timothy Kurzweg, director of the School of Engineering
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