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College to host ASME Student Competition

Penn State Berks will host the American Society of Engineers (ASME) Anthracite–Lehigh Valley Section Student Competition from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This event is open to ASME members, and a light meal will be served.
Open Education Week

Berks to celebrate Open Education Week from March 27 to 31

Penn State Berks, a leader in developing open educational resources to enhance learning and lower the cost of education for students globally, will celebrate Open Education Week from March 27 to 31, an event promoted by the Open Education Consortium.
Michelle in front of barn

Mart investigates the food industry

Chances are that you don’t think about industrial agriculture and its effect on the environment and local farming when you’re going through the drive-through of your favorite fast-food restaurant, says Michelle Mart, associate professor of history at Penn State Berks.
gate at Auschwitz

Students travel to Poland to help preserve Auschwitz

This year, the Penn State Berks Alternative Spring Break program will take a group of seven Penn State Berks students and two staff advisers to Kraków and Oswiecim, Poland, where they will spend the week of March 4-11 focusing on remembrance and preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust site.
mechanical engineering students

Grant builds bridges for future engineering students

Pradip Bandyopadhyay, division head of science at Penn State Berks, is working to help a future generation of engineering students to succeed. In 2015, he was invited to collaborate on a proposal titled “Sustainable Bridges from Campus to Campus: Retention Models for Transitioning Engineering Students.”
Dr. Grobman with student

Grobman named General Education Faculty Fellow

Laurie Grobman, professor of English and women's studies at Penn State Berks, has been invited to serve on the University’s inaugural cohort of the General Education Faculty Fellows program, an important initiative started by the newly formed Office for General Education that will help faculty to advance General Education curricular design, learning outcomes and assessment, and high-impact teaching and learning practices across the University.
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Popal achieves her 'American Dream'

It has been a long and arduous college journey for Habida Popal, but she has finally earned her bachelor's degree with a double major in Science and Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State Berks. Spanning more than 10 years, Popal studied at five different colleges and universities, but attributes the majority of her success and accomplishments to Penn State Berks.
2017 Farm Show Scholarship Recipients

Penn State students receive scholarships at 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Seventeen Penn State students, including 13 enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences, were among 28 who received scholarships from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation during the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The foundation awards scholarships to young people who are registered in a post-secondary educational institution and who have exhibited at the Farm Show. To be chosen, students must exhibit leadership qualities and excellent academic performance, according to the foundation.
Katie Amaral

Amaral helps Berks Forensics Unit

During a recent ceremony to announce that the Berks County Forensic Services Unit had achieved international accreditation in the field of forensic inspection from the American National Standards Institute-American Society for Quality National Accreditation Board, or ANSI-ASQ, Katie Amaral was front and center on the stage in plain clothes with the uniformed unit members.

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