School of Science

Students Construct Cardboard City to Raise Money for Second Harvest Food Bank

Sixteen student groups built cardboard homes as part of the Cardboard City fundraiser at Penn State Behrend.Joseph Helbling’s alarm went off at 2:30 a.m. The internal debate immediately began.

“When you wake up at 2:30, it’s easier to hit snooze than it is to roll out of bed and come here for your shift,” he said.

Natalie Mikita, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
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October 23: It's Eclipse Season at Penn State Behrend

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The diverse colors, the falling leaves, the autumn scents — these are just a few things that make fall a can’t-miss season at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

This year, there’s another.

“Eclipse season is back at Penn State Behrend,” says Darren Williams, professor of physics and astronomy. “The Earth, moon and sun are involved in a unique gravitational dance that occasionally moves one object through the shadow of another. Exact alignment of the three bodies is relatively rare and tends to produce eclipses viewable somewhere on Earth every six months.”

November 25: School of Science Presents 'Physics Day'

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Physics Day 2014

A Day of Fun and Physics for High School Students 

 

Resources for Satisfying Education Work Experience Requirement

Before you can complete Entrance to Major (ETM), you must complete documentation of at least 40 hours of volunteer or paid education work experience.  This work experience must occur with learners of the age group you plan to teach (6th -12th grade), with younger learners in your intended content area (MATH), or with adults with special needs.  At least some of the young people with whom you work must be from a different background (e.g., race/ethnicity, home language, culture, socio-economic status) than you.

October 30: Graduate Programs Open House

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graduate programsPenn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host two open houses this fall for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s graduate degrees.

The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. on two Thursdays, Oct. 16 and 30, in room 180 of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, 5101 Jordan Road. Parking will be available in the deck located behind Burke Center, off Technology Drive.

October 16: Graduate Programs Open House

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Graduate programsPenn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host two open houses this fall for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s graduate degrees.

The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. on two Thursdays, Oct. 16 and 30, in room 180 of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, 5101 Jordan Road. Parking will be available in the deck located behind Burke Center, off Technology Drive.

October 30: WQLN Radio Collegiate Challenge Broadcast

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On Thursday, October 30, WQLN FM, Erie’s public radio station, will broadcast from the Reed Union Building as part of its annual Collegiate Challenge fundraiser.

October 10: Deadline to Apply for 'Costa Rica Neotropical Studies' Embedded Study Abroad Course

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Study Abroad

The application deadline for the Spring 2015 embedded study abroad course, Costa Rica: Neotropical Studies (GEOSC 299, or BIOL 499), is October 10, 2014. 

Travel to Costa Rica during Spring Break with your instructors and classmates to experience seeing the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica! The trip includes visiting lowland forests, cloud forests and an active volcano.

 

Mathematician's Visit Leads to Academic Paper

The paper she began in May, during a residency in South Africa, first took shape a year earlier, in the Hammermill Building, where Papiya Bhattacharjee hosted three days of discussion about ordered algebraic structures.

Bhattacharjee, an assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State Behrend, is an expert in point-free topology. That’s the study of the properties that allow geometric figures to bend or stretch without breaking. It’s how computers are programmed to make decisions.