School of Science

October 22: Open House Night in Astronomy to Discuss Climate Change

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
Student Activities

Climate Change will be the topic of discussion of the next Open House Night in Astronomy.Over the past 130 years, average temperatures over all land and ocean surfaces have warmed by roughly 1.53°F.

Earth’s temperatures have always been in flux, but only recently has warming change been so rapid. Ancient glaciers anchored on land are now melting, which is causing global ocean levels to rise and coastal lands to sink.

Fall Career and Internship Fair Draws Record Number of Students and Employers

More than 1,200 students attended this year's Fall Career and Internship Fair at Penn State Behrend.With more than 1,200 students in attendance at the fall Career and Internship Fair at Penn State Behrend, Malinda Miller knew she had to stand out.

However, the senior software engineering major was also wise enough to trust in her abilities.

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