student stories

A Penn State graduate gives back

There’s a good reason why Penn State Berks student Robert “Robby” Pearson wants to give back after he graduates. “I have always wanted to help people; it came natural to me,” he said.

Berks opened door to a world of opportunities for Baksa

When Bridget Baksa first came to Penn State Berks to study information sciences and technology, she said it was a “big step for her and a big learning curve.” But by challenging herself academically and personally, she found more than she could have hoped for.

'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.

'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.

Cruickshank travels winding road to commencement

When Krisann Cruickshank was growing up in Jamaica, she never dreamed that she would someday graduate from Penn State. She will walk across the stage to receive her bachelor of science in criminal justice diploma at Penn State Berks' commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Student astronomer captures images of solar eclipse

Astronomy has always been a fascinating hobby for Robert Hart, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Penn State Berks. It was a subject that he enjoyed discussing with his favorite professor, Robert Forrey, distinguished professor of physics. So when Forrey and his family traveled to Hiawassee, Georgia, and rented a cabin to view the recent solar eclipse, he invited Hart to join them.