School of Science

New Images Give Astronomers Clear View of Pluto

So that’s Pluto: a lightly pocked gray sphere with a heart-shaped white splotch near its bottom.

A satellite image of Pluto.It looks like a moon. It looks like our moon, if you’re skimming your news feed, moving from Iran and the sanctions to Trump and the Confederate flag and El Chapo in his Bugs Bunny tunnel.

The College Gains Tree Campus USA Recognition for Second Consecutive Year

For the second straight year, Penn State Behrend has earned Tree Campus USA recognition.For the second consecutive year, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has earned Tree Campus USA® recognition. Penn State Behrend is one of just nine colleges or universities in Pennsylvania to be recognized and the only school in northwestern Pennsylvania to earn the distinction.

David Kirby, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Chemistry
Office Location: 
37 Hammermill
(814) 898 6839


Penn State Behrend Funds $58K in Summer Research

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is funding nearly $58,000 in undergraduate research this summer. Forty-nine students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Psychology students will continue a pilot program with the Cleveland Clinic, working with college athletes and a Wii gaming console to measure the long-term effects on memory and balance as athletes recover from concussions.

Zachary Klingensmith, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Mathematics
Office Location: 
80A Benson
(814) 898 6808


More than 1,700 Fifth Graders Attend 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival

John Quigley, the acting secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, was one of the attendees at the Great Lakes Children's Water Festival.The layers of chopped ice, sprinkles, ice cream and Sierra Mist might have been a stretch as replacements for  porous rock, sand, gravel and groundwater, but they sure tasted good.

Gabe Kramer

Lecturer in Mathematics
Office Location: 
18 Prischak
(814) 898 6863


July 23 & 24: Pioneer Reunion for 1948-63 Alumni

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Women in Glenhill Farmhouse dormitory roomThe first students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are invited to return for a special two-day reunion in July.

Deborah Aruguete, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Office Location: 
26 Hammermill
(814) 898 6895


Students Recognized at 66th Annual Honors and Awards Convocation

91 students were honored at the 66th Annual Honors and Awards Convocation.Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, presented 91 different awards to students and student organizations at the 66th annual Honors and Awards Convocation on April 19.