Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, celebrates
NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Mehalso Observatory and OBS Room 101
Penn State Behrend’s students, faculty and staff are busy spring cleaning. Their urge to purge simultaneously benefits bargain-hunters, the environment and the United Way of Erie County by stocking the third annual Trash to Treasure indoor yard sale.
The scholarly works of more than 50 faculty members were on display Thursday, April 10, at the College Faculty Publication Reception at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Are there planets out there similar to Earth? Justin Crepp thinks so.
Crepp, assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss the possibility for life around the universe’s smallest stars in “The M-dwarf Opportunity: Looking for Life around the Smallest Stars,” the next Open House Night in Astronomy lecture at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
One of the Science Olympiad’s stated goals is “to create a passion for learning science.” If the organization is looking for an ambassador, it need not look any further than Gary Fye.
Fye, a first-year Biomedical Engineering major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, was a volunteer judge at the regional Science Olympiad held at Behrend this March.
Sawyer Rensel released his rubber band launcher and his elastic glider proceeded to zing through the gymnasium. It twisted and turned in multiple directions before falling to the ground after about seven seconds.