School of Science

Larry Eckroat, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology (Emeritus)

Kelly Miller, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Biology
Office Location: 
181 Benson
(814) 898 7269


James Henderson, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Mathematics
Office Location: 
18 Prischak
(814) 898 6306

November 5: 'Science Circus' with Rhys Thomas

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Rhys Thomas will perform "Science Circus" on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the college.The circus is coming to town, and the ringmaster happens to have this show down to a science.

Nationally-known juggling extraordinaire Rhys Thomas will perform “Science Circus” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The program, which begins at 7 p.m. in the McGarvey Commons of the college’s Reed Union Building, is free and open to the public.

Students Construct Cardboard City to Raise Money for Second Harvest Food Bank

Sixteen student groups built cardboard homes as part of the Cardboard City fundraiser at Penn State Behrend.Joseph Helbling’s alarm went off at 2:30 a.m. The internal debate immediately began.

“When you wake up at 2:30, it’s easier to hit snooze than it is to roll out of bed and come here for your shift,” he said.

October 23: It's Eclipse Season at Penn State Behrend

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The diverse colors, the falling leaves, the autumn scents — these are just a few things that make fall a can’t-miss season at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

This year, there’s another.

“Eclipse season is back at Penn State Behrend,” says Darren Williams, professor of physics and astronomy. “The Earth, moon and sun are involved in a unique gravitational dance that occasionally moves one object through the shadow of another. Exact alignment of the three bodies is relatively rare and tends to produce eclipses viewable somewhere on Earth every six months.”

November 24: School of Science Presents 'Physics Day'

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Physics Day 2015

A Day of Fun and Physics for High School Students 


Resources for Satisfying Education Work Experience Requirement

Before you can complete Entrance to Major (ETM), you must complete documentation of at least 40 hours of volunteer or paid education work experience.  This work experience must occur with learners of the age group you plan to teach (6th -12th grade), with younger learners in your intended content area (MATH), or with adults with special needs.  At least some of the young people with whom you work must be from a different background (e.g., race/ethnicity, home language, culture, socio-economic status) than you.

October 30: WQLN Radio Collegiate Challenge Broadcast

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On Thursday, October 30, WQLN FM, Erie’s public radio station, will broadcast from the Reed Union Building as part of its annual Collegiate Challenge fundraiser.

October 10: Deadline to Apply for 'Costa Rica Neotropical Studies' Embedded Study Abroad Course

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School of Science
Learning Resource Center
Study Abroad

The application deadline for the Spring 2015 embedded study abroad course, Costa Rica: Neotropical Studies (GEOSC 299, or BIOL 499), is October 10, 2014. 

Travel to Costa Rica during Spring Break with your instructors and classmates to experience seeing the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica! The trip includes visiting lowland forests, cloud forests and an active volcano.