School of Science

Pre-Dentistry at Behrend

Dentistry SymbolWhat do Dental School Admissions Committees Look for in an Applicant?

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


Behrend Student Returns to Regional Science Olympiad as a Judge

First-year student Gary Fye volunteered as a judge at this year's regional Science Olympiad.One of the Science Olympiad’s stated goals is “to create a passion for learning science.” If the organization is looking for an ambassador, it need not look any further than Gary Fye.

Fye, a first-year Biomedical Engineering major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, was a volunteer judge at the regional Science Olympiad held at Behrend this March.

More Than 400 Students Attend Regional Science Olympiad at Penn State Behrend

Sawyer Rensel, a junior at DuBois Area High School, was one of more than 400 students who participated at the regional Science Olympiad.Sawyer Rensel released his rubber band launcher and his elastic glider proceeded to zing through the gymnasium. It twisted and turned in multiple directions before falling to the ground after about seven seconds.

April 15: MCE/WISE Open House For High School Juniors

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WISE studentsAn informational open house for Minority College Experience (MCE) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), two summer college-prep programs hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will be held on Wednesday, April 15.

High school juniors and their parents are invited to attend the information session, which begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the Reed Union Building.

Eric Obert

Lake Erie Extension Specialist
PA Sea Grant
Office Location: 
Tom Ridge Environmental Center


Steve Johnson

Adjunct Lecturer in Medical Terminology
Office Location: 
St. Vincent Health Center


Anthony Salvia, Ph.D.

Professor of Statistics (Emeritus)

Edwin Masteller, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology (Emeritus)
Office Location: 
Tom Ridge Environmental Center


Roger Knacke, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics and Astronomy (Emeritus)