School of Science

7,219 Pounds of Electronics Collected at Electronic Recycling Event

7,219 pounds of electronics were collected at the first Electronic Recycling Event at Penn State Behrend.What does 7,219 pounds look like?

Imagine two hippopotamuses, fourteen gorillas, or two cars, and you’ll have an accurate picture of the amount of electronics collected May 8 at the first Electronic Recycling Event at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Pre-Veterinary at Behrend

What do Veterinary School Admissions Committees Look for in an Applicant?

  • Can the student handle the academic rigors of veterinary school?

  • Why does the student want to be a doctor? Do they want to be in the profession for the “right” reasons and know the dedication the career entails?

  • Do they have a diverse set of skills necessary to be a doctor?

 

Pre-Optometry at Behrend

What do Optometry School Admissions Committees Look for in an Applicant?

  • Can the student handle the academic rigors of optometry school?

  • Why does the student want to be an optometrist? Do they want to be in the profession for the “right” reasons and know the dedication the career entails?
  • Do they have a diverse set of skills necessary to be an optometrist?

Preparation for Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist at Behrend

What do Admissions Committees Look for in an Applicant?Physical Therapy Symbol

  • Can the student handle the academic rigors of these programs?
  • These careers tend to be even more ‘people focused’ than other medical professions. Do they want to be in the profession for the “right” reasons and know the dedication the career entails?

Faculty and Staff Honored for Service, Outreach and Teaching Excellence

The following Penn State Behrend faculty and staff members were honored this week for excellence in teaching, research, outreach and service:

 

May 10: National Astronomy Day Activities

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School of Science

Behrend will hold activities in honor of National Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 10.Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host an evening of solar and telescopic observations in recognition of National Astronomy Day on May 10.

Want to Win in the NHL? Score First -- but not until the Third

The team that scores first has an advantage in a National Hockey League game. That should be obvious: They are, at that point, winning.

The extent of that advantage, however, depends on when the goal is scored. If it comes at any point in the first two periods of a game, the probability that the team scoring first will win is 66.7 percent, said Samantha Key, a mathematics major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

“You don't have to rush it,” said Key, a senior from Freeport. “Time isn't really a factor until the third period.”

May 8: Electronic Recycling Event

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School of Science

Tired of that Zenith television collecting dust in your garage? What about that RAZR phone stuffed in the back of your desk?

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host its first Electronic Recycling Event on May 8. The event, co-sponsored by the Greener Behrend Task Force and Lion Surplus, allows Penn State Behrend faculty members, staff, and students an opportunity to dispose of used electronics. Items will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Wilson Picnic Grove.

May 10: National Astronomy Day

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School of Science
Research and Outreach
Outreach Initiatives

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Celebrates
NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

Saturday, May 10, 2014

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Mehalso Observatory and OBS Room 101