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Camp Out for Hunger a huge success

The Penn State Berks fourth annual Camp Out for Hunger event was a huge success, raising a total of $1,679.45 and collecting 333.6 pounds of nonperishable goods for the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness. The event, held on Friday, April 19, 2013, was designed to bring awareness to homelessness in Berks County.

College holds Computer Networking and Cyber Security Day for RHS Students

Penn State Berks will hold a Computer Networking and Cyber Security Day for Reading High School students on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Approximately 20 students will attend the workshop in room 209 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, where they will be exposed to a day of activities related to computer networking and network security.
Noreen Cioffi

Student to embark on internship with B. Braun in Germany

Noreen Cioffi, a Penn State Berks senior majoring in Business with a concentration in Finance, will complete an international internship at B. Braun's corporate headquarters in Melsungen, Germany from June 1-August 31, 2013. Cioffi will be the first U.S. intern for B. Braun, one of the world´s leading healthcare suppliers.
Scott Lohin

Student completing internship in White House

When Scott Lohin enrolled as a student at Penn State Berks, he never dreamed that his education would lead to an internship at the White House. Lohin is currently completing an internship in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, which falls under the Executive Office of the President.

Careers with Math Options Conference targets female students

Penn State Berks will host its sixteenth annual Careers with Math Options Conference on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Approximately 200 female seventh-grade students and their chaperones are expected to attend the conference, which will feature speakers from Penn State Berks and the surrounding area who will provide a wide variety of engaging and interactive workshops to encourage the young women to continue their studies in math, science, engineering, technology, finance, and related fields. 

Contaminants and application of green chemistry subject of science colloquium

Dr. Jaime L. Kubeika of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will present "Media Hype-Reality Check: Life of a Scientist in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Emerging Contaminants and the Application of Green Chemistry Principles" at the next Penn State Berks Science Colloquium on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 1 p.m. in room 5, Luerssen Building. This presentation is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Conference strives to attract eleventh graders to STEM fields

Penn State Berks will host its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference, titled "Today and Tomorrow 2013" on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Approximately 100 eleventh-grade students are expected to attend the conference, which will feature instructors and students from Penn State Berks and the community who will provide workshops with the goal of encouraging the high school students to continue their studies in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Penn State Berks summer sessions begin May 13

The summer sessions at Penn State Berks begins on May 13, 2013. There will be more than 80 classes offered in the two summer sessions, with the first six-week session running from May 13-June 20, and the second six-week session running from June 24-August 1. Courses will be offered in a variety of disciplines including accounting, chemistry, information systems, math, business, English, communications, psychology, Spanish, and many others.

Health Services collects cell phones for Berks Women in Crisis

The Penn State Berks Office of Health Services will be collecting old cell phones to benefit Berks Women in Crisis during the month of April in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Berks Women in Crisis collects the phones and recycles them for a profit through a Florida organization called Shelter Alliance. The phones will be refurbished or responsibly recycled.

Students address environmental issues through service learning

Students in the college's Environmental Science course formed teams and conducted research on environmental issues in order to address environmental problems and educate the public as part of their Environmental Awareness and Community Action Projects (EACAP).