STEM

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.

Students master escape plans at Behrend’s College for Kids

The "Escape Room” was one of more than 100 courses offered as part of Penn State Behrend's College for Kids, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It also happens to be the largest year yet for the program; nearly 1,400 children between the ages of 6 and 14 are participating.

Middle school girls program Lego robots during GE Girls camp

A total of 50 seventh- and eighth-grade female students attended GE Girls @ Penn State Behrend in late June. The program — one of just 20 in the world — is a weeklong science, technology, engineering and math camp where attendees are paired with female mentors from GE Transportation.

'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.