School of Science

August 31: 'Dance of the Planets' Astronomy Open House

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An image of the planet Venus.Ever wonder why Mercury and Venus are best seen just after sunset and just before sunrise? Why is it that other planets can only be observed during specific times a year?

While all planets circle the sun, their movements often change drastically. These movement patterns will be the topic of discussion when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

September 22: Adult Learner Open House

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Penn State Behrend  invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in the college’s 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.

Larson Texts Creates $500K Scholarship Fund for Penn State Behrend Students

Erie-based Larson Texts, one of the country’s top publishers of math textbooks, will provide $500,000 in scholarship funding to support students at Penn State Behrend beginning in 2017. Once fully funded, the scholarships – the first at the college designed primarily for math students – will award $5,000 to at least four students every year.

Students Explore Academic Majors at High School Academy

High School Academy was held Wednesday, June 29, at Penn State Behrend.“OK, here’s a question for everyone: What was not in some way built by engineers?”

M. James Ross, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Chemistry
Office Location: 
28 Hammermill
Phone: 
(814) 898 6667

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May Chemistry Grad Receives Prestigious Research Award

Ian Campbell, a May Chemistry graduate, has been awarded the Ernest B. Yeager Award for research in spectroscopy. The award is given annually to one undergraduate in the northeast Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania region by the Cleveland section of the American Chemical Society. Campbell will receive $400 in cash and a one-year membership to the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Todd Eckroat, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 
37 Hammermill
Phone: 
(814) 898 6839

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Michael Zarger

Lecturer in Physics (Part-time)
Office Location: 
108 Witkowski
Phone: 
(814) 898 6315

Steven Valone

Lecturer in Physics (Part-time)
Office Location: 
108 Witkowski
Phone: 
(814) 898 6315

Meredith Fontecchio

Lecturer in Physics
Office Location: 
121 Witkowski
Phone: 
(814) 898 6315

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