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FIRST LEGO League Challenge generates enthusiasm for STEAM

The 329 elementary and middle school students who participated in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Challenge used the competition elements as building blocks to learn about teamwork, problem-solving and gracious professionalism.
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Museum to honor Penn State Berks students at annual awards luncheon

Penn State Berks students will be honored at the Central PA African American Museum (CPAAM) annual awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, Pennsylvania. The theme is “Honoring Those Who Are Making a Difference.”
Shaka Senghor

Convicted murderer, author, and lecturer to speak at Penn State Berks

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he lectures at universities, is a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands. He will give two presentations at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, March 14: the first at 12:15 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room and the second at 7 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
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Penn State Berks holds fable workshop for Glenside Elementary students

Fifty-five third graders from Glenside Elementary School in Reading will visit Penn State Berks on Feb. 27 for a fable workshop beginning at 9:45 a.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. The workshop is a joint initiative of the college’s elementary and early childhood education and theatre degree programs, and coordinated by David Bender, associate professor of educational psychology.
Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak

Kulturel-Konak and Konak honored with ASEE Best Paper Award

Two Penn State Berks faculty members were recently honored by the American Society for Engineering Education. Their paper titled, "Assessment of Progressive Learning of Ethics in Engineering Students Based on the Model of Domain Learning," co-authored by Sadan Kulturel-Konak and Abdullah Konak, among others, was recognized as the ASEE Best Zone I Paper for 2017.
Dr. Chidi Achebe

Dr. Chidi Achebe to discuss global issues and U.S. healthcare, Feb. 21 at Berks

Dr. Chidi Achebe, physician executive and the son of the late Chinua Achebe, author of the novel "Things Fall Apart," will present two lectures at Penn State Berks on Feb. 21. The first is part of the Global Studies Forum, titled “Investment in Nigeria” at 12:15 p.m. The second is part of the college’s Arts and Lecture Series, titled “Inequalities in Health Care in the United States: Why We Should Care” at 7 p.m. Both lectures will be held in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room and are free and open to the public.
Students and Faculty in the Fluid Dynamics Lab

Berks celebrates history through National Engineers Week

Penn State Berks is celebrating its history while preparing students for the future through National Engineers Week events and activities, held Feb. 19–23. Penn State Berks, the only college in Berks County to offer baccalaureate degrees in engineering, is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2018.
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Theatre meets engineering at Penn State Berks

While majoring in engineering and minoring in theatre may seem like an odd combination at first, three Penn State Berks Engineering students with theatre minors find that it is opening doors for them in unexpected ways. They recently had the opportunity to expand their technical knowledge by participating in the 50th Annual Region 2 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania in January.
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Theatre students honored at American College Theatre Festival

Penn State Berks Theatre students attended the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 2, held Jan. 17–20 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During the event, they were invited to perform a scene from the fall 2017 mainstage production of "Macbeth."
Dr. Morant Williams works with Emily Pfender (’16)

Morant Williams gives a voice to the underrepresented

From examining issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, gender and religion through the lens of popular culture, to telling the stories of individuals with invisible illnesses who do not feel heard, Kesha Morant Williams has one main goal in her research: to give a voice to misrepresented and underrepresented groups of people.

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