School of Science

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

Behrend Section: 
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

Behrend Section: 
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

 

May 17: Trash to Treasure Sale

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School of Science
News & Events

The third-annual Trash to Treasure sale will be held Saturday, May 17.Penn State Behrend’s students, faculty and staff are busy spring cleaning. Their urge to purge simultaneously benefits bargain-hunters, the environment and the United Way of Erie County by stocking the third annual Trash to Treasure indoor yard sale.

Nearly 100 Scholarly Works Showcased at College Faculty Publication Reception

Nearly 100 scholarly works were showcased at the College Faculty Publication Reception on Thursday, April 10.The scholarly works of more than 50 faculty members were on display Thursday, April 10, at the College Faculty Publication Reception at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

June 20: Best Practices in Teaching & Learning Mathematics Summer Kick-Off Conference

Behrend Section: 
School of Science

Kick start your summer with ready-to-use mathematics lessons and strategies
for the K-12 classroom!

 

Who should attend?

K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, math coaches, and university students and researchers who are interested in improving the teaching and learning of mathematics!


Why attend?

Pre-Pharmacy at Behrend

What do Pharmacy Admissions Committees Look for in an Applicant?Pharmacy Symbol

  • Can the student handle the academic rigors of medical school?
  • Why does the student want to be a pharmacist? 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 pharmacist?

 

April 10: 'The M-dwarf Opportunity:' Open House Night in Astronomy

Behrend Section: 
School of Science

Are there planets out there similar to Earth? Justin Crepp thinks so.

Crepp, assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss the possibility for life around the universe’s smallest stars in “The M-dwarf Opportunity: Looking for Life around the Smallest Stars,” the next Open House Night in Astronomy lecture at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Pre-Medical at Behrend

What do Medical School Admissions Committees Look for in an Applicant?Medical Symbol

  • Can the student handle the academic rigors of medical 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?