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Kaylee Grindrod at graduation

Using Technology to Empower Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kaylee Grindrod developed an app to help children with ASD learn to read facial expressions and improve their communication skills.
Rezene travels across the world to earn degree

From the Horn of Africa to Penn State Berks

Tesfay Rezene found a second home at Penn State Berks after fleeing his native Eritrea at just 14 years old. Armed with two Penn State degrees in global studies and political science, he plans to do his part to help other refugees.
Odhner and his fellow engineers prepare to launch their rocket.

'Rocket Man'

Kale Odhner and his fellow Penn State Berks students took their senior capstone project all the way to the "Sugar Shot to Space" in California’s Mojave Desert in hopes of breaking a world record for altitude with a sugar-fueled rocket.
Two student marshals lead the graduating class out of Beaver Community Center

Berks to hold two commencement ceremonies on May 5

The first commencement ceremony will be held for students graduating from the EBC Division at 10 a.m. The second ceremony for students graduating from the HASS Division and the Science Division will be held at 2 p.m.
From left to right: Irv and Lois Cohen, Chancellor Hillkirk, Dena Hammel and Victor Hammel. The Cohens and Hammels have made a combined gift of $3 million to Penn State Berks, which will help create the Cohen-Hammel Fellowship Program.

$3 Million Gift to Launch Cohen-Hammel Fellows Program at Penn State Berks

With a transformational joint gift to Penn State Berks, two Penn State alumni couples have launched a comprehensive new scholarship program.
Miller (left) and Bleicher display the leg prosthetic, which was entered in the ASME IAM 3D Challenge.

Penn State Berks engineering student qualifies for 3D challenge

Eric Miller, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Penn State Berks, is designing and creating a lightweight, low-cost, longer-lasting and fully mobile lower-leg prosthetic.
A student studies in one of the residence hall study spaces

Berks celebrates Open Education Week

University strategic initiative is focused on enhancing learning, lowering costs for students
Aniyia Willams

Functional style

Penn State and Schreyer Honors College alumna Aniyia Williams is the founder and CEO of Tinsel, a company that manufactures electronic devices that also serve as fashion accessories.
PEPP Students

College Celebrates 25 Years of PEPP

Penn State Educational Partnership Program is a partnership between Penn State Berks and the Reading School District
Denise Castro, student marshal for the afternoon ceremony, leads the graduates through the reception line of faculty, staff, administrators, and platform party members celebrating their achievement.

Berks graduates largest class in history of college

A new class of Penn State Berks students–its largest graduating class to date–earned their baccalaureate and associate degrees on Saturday, May 7, 2016, when the college hosted its spring 2016 commencement ceremonies.