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Berks gears up for 'FIRST LEGO League Challenge' on Feb. 3

The innovators of tomorrow will be practicing imaginative thinking and teamwork during the FIRST LEGO League Challenge, set to run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, with a snow date of Saturday, Feb. 10. This is the second consecutive year for the event at Penn State Berks.

Berks hosts Math & Science Day for elementary students

Approximately 100 first-graders from the 10th and Green Elementary School of the Reading School District will visit Penn State Berks for a Math and Science Day on Monday, Oct. 30.
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Scanlon’s research reinforces girls’ choice of careers

Thanks to the curiosity of a Penn State Berks faculty member and support from 10 Penn State Berks female engineering majors, nearly 60 middle school girls discovered not only the possibility of becoming engineers, but also gained the confidence to choose this career traditionally dominated by men.
Careers with Math Options hosts 300 female seventh graders

Careers with Math Options hosts 300 female 7th graders

More than 300 female seventh-grade students from 19 schools around Berks County area attended the Careers with Math Options Conference on Wednesday, May 10, at Penn State Berks.

Careers with Math Options Conference

Penn State Berks will host its 19th annual Careers with Math Options Conference on Wednesday, May 10, for female middle school students from Berks County and surrounding school districts.

Berks conference strives to attract local students

Penn State Berks will host its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference on Wednesday, March 8.

Berks prepares for FIRST Lego League Challenge

Excitement is building as the Penn State Berks community prepares for the FIRST Lego League Challenge, set to run from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the Penn State Berks Perkins Student Center. In the competition, fourth- through eighth-graders will be immersed in real-world science and technology challenges.
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College holds creative game programming workshop

The Flemming Creativity Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) Center at Penn State Berks will hold its third Creative Game Programing Workshop for Reading School District middle school students who are enrolled in the Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 20, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building.

Penn State Berks launches Homework Hotline for middle and high school students

Penn State Berks will officially launch the Penn State Homework Hotline, a pilot program in which college math tutors provide free help over the phone to students in grades six to 12, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13. The pilot program will include Berks Catholic, Cocalico, Exeter, and Twin Valley school districts, with the plan to extend to additional school districts in the future.
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Penn State Berks gears up for FIRST Lego League

Most people have bought the sets and watched the movie, but it’s unlikely that they have ever programmed with Lego pieces to perform a series of complex tasks. Well, that’s exactly what’s going to take place during the FIRST Lego League Challenge, and Penn State Berks is jumping right in to be a part of this exciting competition.