Community & Workforce Programs

Math Options - Contact Information

Math Options participantsFor more information on the Math Options program, contact:

Carleen Orlando, Program Coordinator

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Office of Community and Workforce Programs
5451 Merwin Lane
 Erie, PA 16510

(814) 898-6466 Phone
(814) 898-6053 Fax

Math Options - Career Day

Students work hard during the annual School Challenge Contest.The Math Options Career Day is held every year early in May. The day's activities include challenge contests, workshops, an activity fair, and keynote presentations by women in careers as diverse as veterinary science, aerospace engineering, and the computer industry. Prizes are awarded for the school challenge contest winners and gifts are given to each participant.

Math Options - History

Opening activities of Math Options Career DayMath Options began at Penn State’s Abington (Philadelphia) Campus in 1991 under the corporate sponsorship of Bell of Pennsylvania in consultation with the Philadelphia Chapter of Women and Mathematics. The program has expanded across the state to many other Penn State locations and now serves more than 1,500 girls annually.

Fundamentals of Fundraising

Behrend Section: 
Community & Workforce Programs


“The Fundamentals of Fundraising,”  a certificate program designed for nonprofit administrators, fundraising professionals, volunteers with fundraising responsibility or anyone who wants to learn more about philanthropy, will be offered this Spring at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in collaboration with the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Who should take this course?