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March 26: Astronomy Open House to Highlight James Webb Telescope

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When it launches in October 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will allow us to observe some of the most distant objects in the Universe.

Before then though, the telescope must undergo a rigorous testing and assembly process, much of it conducted by Exelis Inc. Ronald Broccolo, an aerospace engineer, integration manufacturing engineer and product integration manager for Exelis Inc., will discuss that process when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, March 26.

March 25: Science Career Roundtable

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A science-focused Career Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, March 25, in McGarvey Commons. The annual event enables students to talk to professionals and alumni in their desired fields.

Professionals and alumni in science careers will discuss with students the tasks, challenges, and requirements of the jobs they perform every day. Students will be placed into groups of six to eight people and will have ten minutes to interact with each professional.

350 Middle- and High-School Students Attend Science Olympiad

More than 350 middle- and high-school students attended the Science Olympiad at Penn State Behrend on Tuesday, March 10.Shyler Abbey’s science project – a knot of K’NEX rods, switches and fishing line – was built to ring a buzzer, which Shyler, a senior at Seneca High School, had set near the bottom of a cardboard box.

Students Celebrate Pi Day Early

To celebrate Pi Day early, members of Penn State Behrend's Math Club handed out pies on Friday, March 6.Pi Day — a day to celebrate one of the most well-known principles in mathematics — may fall during spring break, but the Penn State Behrend Math Club still found a way to celebrate it.

April 2: Graduate Programs Information Session

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Erie graduate information sessionsPenn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host two information sessions this spring for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s graduate degrees.

March 23: Graduate Programs Information Session

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Erie grad programs information sessionsPenn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host two open houses this spring for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s graduate degrees.

March 26: Adult Learner Open House

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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Thursday, March 26.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in Roche Hall, located in the college’s School of Science complex. Seminars on adult learner services, admissions and financial aid will follow.

Representatives from student support offices, including Admissions, the Academic and Career Planning Center and Veterans Affairs, will be available to meet with prospective students.

February 21: Get Started Saturday Event for Admitted Students

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GSS mailer coverWe can’t wait until August to meet our newest students!

First-year and transfer students who have been admitted to Penn State Behrend are invited to a special admissions event on Saturday, February 21.

January 29: Astronomy Open House to Highlight Orion

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A test flight for Orion took place on Dec. 5.What might the future of space exploration look like? Thanks to NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the answer to that question might be clearer than ever.

Orion, the next vehicle that will take astronauts into space, will be the topic of discussion when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, Jan. 29.

December 18: Fall 2015 Commencement Details for Candidates, Guests

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Penn State Behrend Commencement

Friday, December 18, 2015

6:00 p.m., Penn State Behrend - Junker Center

(Candidates for graduation should report by 5:30 p.m.)

No tickets are necessary.

Commencement Speaker-  TBA

Information for Graduates