School of Science

Portable Planetarium

The Yahn Planetarium's shows can go on the road thanks to the portable planetarium, shown here with students from St. George School.

The Yahn Planetarium and its shows can go on the road thanks to the portable planetarium.

Shows are available for birthday parties, school groups, scout outings, and other group functions.

Dorothy Kurylo, DNP, RN

Campus Coordinator of Nursing Programs
Office Location: 
139 Otto Behrend Science
(814) 898 7583


September 30: Adult Learner Admissions Open House

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
School of Humanities
School of Engineering
School of Business
News & Events
Center for Adult Students
Adult Admissions
Financial Aid
Undergraduate Admissions

Adult student in Clark CafePenn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

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 admissions and financial aid will follow.

Why Study Environmental Science?

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. 

Todd Cook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Office Location: 
160 Nick
(814) 898 6292


Arboretum at Penn State Behrend celebrates 10 years

Zachary Irwin was one of the speakers at the Tenth Anniversary Arboretum Celebration.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.

Penn State Behrend, UECDC Partner to Educate Students About Rain Gardens

Niyokindi Thiery was one of eleven students who is taking a class to learn about rain gardens at Penn State Behrend.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.

June 26: 'Getting Started in Astronomy:' Open House Night in Astronomy

Behrend Section: 
School of Science

Weather permitting, astronomical observing will follow in the college's Mehalso Observatory.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.