School of Science

Geoscience

Why study Geoscience?

As eloquently stated by the American Geophysical Union, Earth’s citizens require a solid understanding of the Earth sciences to comprehend and effectively address many of the issues confronting society today, such as climate change, natural hazards, environmental changes, and resource availability.

September 27: 'Super Moon' Eclipse Viewing

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
News & Events
Outreach Initiatives

Every autumn, the full moon takes on an orange color due to its closeness to the horizon. But this year’s “Harvest Moon” will be even more special.

During the late evening hours on Sunday, Sept. 27, the moon will pass through the center of the Earth’s shadow, yielding a rare total lunar eclipse. This will be the last opportunity to see a total eclipse of a super moon until 2033.

Daniel Eaton

Lecturer in Nursing
Office Location: 
136 Otto Behrend Science
Phone: 
(814) 898 7583

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Amy LeSuer

Lecturer in Nursing
Office Location: 
134 Otto Behrend Science
Phone: 
(814) 898 7583

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Kimberly Streiff

Campus Coordinator for Nursing Programs
Lecturer in Nursing
Office Location: 
139 Otto Behrend Science
Phone: 
(814) 898 7583

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September 19: National Astronomy Day Activities

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
Yahn Planetarium
Research and Outreach

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host an afternoon of solar observations and planetarium shows in recognition of National Astronomy Day on Sept. 19.

The activities begin at noon in room 21 Witkowski of the School of Science Complex and are free and open to the public. The day’s events are hosted by Darren Williams, professor of physics and astronomy, and Jim Gavio, director of the Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend. 

September 17: Open House Night in Astronomy, Space Probes

Behrend Section: 
School of Science

Pluto as captured by the New Horizons spacecraft.That galaxy far, far away suddenly seems a lot closer.

Thanks to interplanetary space probes, we now have unprecedented access to worlds previously beyond our reach. This past summer, the New Horizons spacecraft provided us with our first glimpse of Pluto and its moon Charon.

Andrea Hart

Lecturer in Mathematics (Part-time)
Office Location: 
174 Benson
Phone: 
(814) 898 6979

Sean Rafferty

Lecturer in Biology
(Part-Time)
Office Location: 
174 Benson

Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions and Tenure

Eight members of the faculty at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, have been promoted and granted tenure: