STEAM

Middle schoolers participate in 20-plus activities at Wabtec girls camp

Nearly 50 seventh- and eighth-grade female students attended Wabtec Girls With STEAM at Penn State Behrend in late June. The program is a weeklong science, technology, engineering and math camp where attendees are paired with female mentors from Wabtec Corp. Other women — Wabtec engineers and faculty members from Penn State Behrend — lead classroom and lab sessions.

Math Options Career Day explores science of slime

A total of 215 seventh-and eighth-grade girls from 32 school districts attended Math Options Career Day, held May 7 at Penn State Behrend. The daylong program, now in its 23rd year, is designed to introduce young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields that generally are dominated by men.

Registration opens for Behrend’s College for Kids summer program

Registration is now underway for College for Kids, Penn State Behrend's summer youth program. More than 100 half- and full-day courses are being offered, including several of the program’s most popular classes, including rocketry, robotics, video game design, roller coaster physics and stop-motion video animation.