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Berks students awarded in Spanish poetry-writing contes

Two Penn State Berks students received awards in the fifth annual Spanish Poetry Writing Contest sponsored by the Latin American Cultural Center of Lancaster
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Two Berks students receive Erickson Discovery Grants

This year, two students at Penn State Berks received the University’s prestigious Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2018, through the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Fifty-six Penn State Berks students received recognition at the University Scholastic Awards ceremony.

Penn State Berks Scholastic Awards Ceremony recognizes academic excellence

Fifty-six Penn State Berks students received recognition at the University Scholastic Awards Ceremony on April 5, in the Multipurpose Room of the Perkins Student Center. The awards presented included the Evan Pugh Scholars Award, the President Sparks Award, and the President’s Freshman Award.
Students light a candle during the induction ceremony for Sigma Delta Pi

Penn State Berks granted Sigma Delta Pi charter, inducts four students

Penn State Berks has been granted a charter from the National Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, which recognizes college students who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language, literature, and cultures, and who are committed to understanding the Hispanic world. Four Berks students will be inducted during the inaugural ceremony on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 5 p.m. in room 105, Franco Building.
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Berks engineering team is finalist in Inc.U competition

Two Penn State Berks engineering students are tackling the issue of plastic waste by using it as filament for 3-D printers. Their team, Trimatis, is one of six finalists competing in this year’s Inc.U competition, sponsored by Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). The finalists earned a spot on WPSU’s "The Investment" television show where they will pitch their ideas in a "Shark Tank"-style format to a panel of judges for a chance to win investment funding. The show will air on WPSU-TV on April 7.
The Cohens and Hammels stand with Chancellor Hillkirk

$3 Million Gift to Launch Cohen-Hammel Fellows Program

With a transformational joint gift to Penn State Berks, two Penn State alumni couples have launched a comprehensive new scholarship program and raised the bar for private giving to the campus.
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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.”
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.
Housel in Macbeth

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."