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Lanaziana Glover, left, and Weam Kathen, both seventh-grade students at East Middle School, work on building a tennis racket during the "Tennis Anyone?" activity at Math Options Career Day.

Middle schoolers create rackets and break eggs at Math Options Career Day

More than 200 seventh-and eighth-grade girls attended Math Options Career Day, held May 8 at Penn State Behrend. The daylong program, now in its 22nd year, was designed to introduce young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields that generally are dominated by men.
McDowell High School student Samantha Dixon, center, attempts to get her five-cent battery to conduct.

Attendees create bargain-bin batteries at Women in Engineering Day

This year marked the 12th year for Women in Engineering Day, which was held Friday, Nov. 3, at Penn State Behrend. More than 150 area high school girls attended.
Young preschool-aged girl pours fluid into a beaker.

'They absorb everything'

Science Storytime is a monthly program at Penn State Behrend where young learners are exposed to science-based topics through story reading, hands-on activities, and space shows held in the college’s Yahn Planetarium.
Math equations written on a blackboard.

Math instructors attempt to solve high-school-to-college learning gap

Students who excel at algebra and calculus while in high school often struggle with the same concepts in college. A two-year study by faculty members at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, could help to close that "math gap."
Abbey Frederick and Macey Eyler pour DNA into beakers.

Middle-school girls enjoy slimy science at Penn State Behrend’s Math Options

The 21st annual Math Options Career Day was held at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on May 9. The daylong program was designed to expose young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields that generally are dominated by men.