School of Science

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

Sean Rafferty

Lecturer in Biology (Part-Time)
Office Location: 
174 Benson

Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions and Tenure

Eight members of the faculty at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, have been promoted and granted tenure:

 

Todd Burchanowski

Lecturer in Mathematics (Part-time)
Office Location: 
173 Benson
Phone: 
(814) 898 6421

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.

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.