Penn State Behrend’s location is a laboratory unto itself and a rich source of undergraduate research opportunities. Our campus arboretum is home to more than 200 species of native and exotic trees and a member of the American Public Gardens Association.
The B.S. in Environmental Science is the only undergraduate degree at Penn State that uses the studies of biology, chemistry, and geoscience to examine the human-earth interface. The program trains you to understand environmental processes, to analyze and solve environmental problems, and to communicate to other scientists and the public the impacts of using the planet’s energy and natural resources.
Ten years ago, the Arboretum at Penn State Behrend gained its formal status as an arboretum from the American Public Gardens Association. But faculty members, staff members, and friends of the college in attendance at the Aug. 8 Tenth Anniversary Arboretum Celebration know that 10 years was merely a formality.
It often takes years for people to figure out what to do for a living.
Niyokindi Thiery is off to a nice start.
“I want to be a scientist,” the 11-year-old Diehl Elementary School student said while closely observing a rain garden on the campus of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Ever peer toward the stars on a clear summer night and ponder what you see?
Dr. Darren Williams and Jim Gavio want to help you answer that question.
The spring art show at Kochel Center tends to be heavy on photography – still lifes, lightning strikes, black-and-whites of roommates and cats.
Darren Williams works in the same office he did two years ago. He researches the same topics. He teaches the same courses.
Yet life will never be the same for Williams. Not anymore.
Three members of the faculty at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, have been granted tenure and promoted:
Jason A. Bennett is now associate professor of chemistry. He teaches general chemistry, quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis and upper-level instrumentation lab experiments.