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.
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.
Nearly 40 girls from six different school districts took part in Women in Technology Day, which was held March 22 and sponsored by the Penn State Behrend's Youth Education Outreach office. Several companies, including National Fuel Gas Company, Erie Insurance, TechnipFMC and Wabtec Corporation, hosted activities designed to introduce students to careers that are made possible by majoring in computing or information technology.
Held Dec. 11 at Penn State Behrend, the 13th annual PLASTCAR competition is the culmination of a semester-long project between Rolling Ridge and Diehl elementary school fifth- and sixth-graders and students from Behrend’s Plastics Engineering Technology and Psychology programs.
A total of 55 seventh-graders from the Youngsville School District attended 21st Century Kids, held Friday, Oct. 19, 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.
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.