More than 160 girls from nearly 30 high schools attended Women in Engineering Day, a youth outreach program at Penn State Behrend that is designed to introduce high school girls to engineering fields and careers through a series of hands-on activities. This year marked the 14th year for the event, which was held Friday, Nov. 1.
21st Century Kids was held Thursday, Oct. 24, at Penn State Behrend. The program brings youth from rural populations to the college, allowing them to experience a college setting and participate in hands-on STEM workshops taught by Penn State Behrend faculty members and leaders from local STEM-focused businesses.
Accordionist Merima Ključo and guitarist Miroslav Tadić make up Aritmia, and they will bring their unique sound to Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to perform as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. The performance will take place at noon in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building.
Innovators often think big when solving problems and creating solutions. A number of Penn State Behrend students recently started to think really big as they used the college's Innovation Commons to design and built a large-format 3D printer from scratch.
Community members are invited to visit campus Thursday, Oct. 31, to become “citizen scientists” and help map the arboretum. Several new species of trees have been introduced to campus since the arboretum’s dedication in 2003, and this effort will allow the college to create a new map, which will identify all trees on campus.
Avi Loeb will discuss the search for extraterrestrial life on Friday, Nov. 1, when he visits Penn State Behrend as part of the college’s 2019-20 Speaker Series. His talk, which is presented in partnership with the Jefferson Educational Society and its Global Summit Lecture Series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building.
Clare Beams will read stories from her collection “We Show What We Have Learned” on Thursday, Oct. 24, when the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Behrend. Her 6 p.m. reading and the reception that will precede it are free and open to the public. Both events will be held in the Metzgar Center lobby.
Guests are invited to visit the Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, Oct. 19, for “Eerie Legends and Lore: The Dark Side of Erie’s History.” The one-hour, narrated show will include several stories about Erie’s haunting legends complete with photos and synchronized audio.
Darren Williams will discuss why rocks from space sometimes fall from the sky on Thursday, Oct. 17, when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend. His presentation, “Cosmic Calamity: Threat Of Asteroid and Comet Impacts on Earth,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Otto Behrend Science Building.
A total of 21 new companies were in attendance at Penn State Behrend's Fall Career and Internship Fair. Overall, 175 companies and 1,250 students attended the event, held Sept. 25 in the college’s Junker Center.