This summer, Penn State Behrend's College for Kids program offered an introduction to the sport of Ultimate through Ultimate Frisbee/Disc Golf- STEM Style!, one of more than 100 half- and full-day courses offered during College for Kids.
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.
More than 50 students from Warren County School District attended the inaugural Inspiring Bright Futures program May 22 at Penn State Behrend. The program brings high school students from rural populations to the college, so they can experience a higher education setting and participate in STEM workshops.
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 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.
On April 25, 11 undergraduate students representing Penn State campuses throughout Pennsylvania presented their research to an audience of legislators at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol—Pennsylvania (URC-PA) conference.