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.
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.
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.