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Mohamad A. Ansari

Ansari named University Faculty Ombudsperson

Mohamad A. Ansari, associate professor of mathematics at Penn State Berks, will assume the role of University Faculty Ombudsperson on July 1, the University Faculty Senate has announced. Ansari was elected to a four-year term in April 2017 and has served as ombudsperson-elect since July 1, 2017.
Kaylee Grindrod

Scholar alumna uses technology to empower children with autism spectrum disorder

Penn State Berks graduate and Schreyer Honors Scholar Kaylee Grindrod researched apps that help children with autism spectrum disorder to read and interpret facial expressions — and developed one of her own.
Penn State Berks Middle School Camps focus on STEAM

Penn State Berks Middle School Camps focus on STEAM

Penn State Berks offers a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) related Middle School Discovery Camps in a fun and relaxed environment. The camps are for students entering fifth through eighth grades in fall 2018. Camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Berks student stencils "No Dumping, Drains to River" in Reading.

Berks teams with Reading Public Works

Berks students teamed up with the City of Reading Public Works Department to implement projects that will inform residents about the harmful effects of dumping chemicals and litter into the storm drains leading into the Schuylkill River.
Students in their workshops during the Conference

Careers with Math Options celebrates 22 years

Penn State Berks celebrated the 22nd anniversary of its Careers with Math Options Conference on May 9. A record total of 335 female seventh-grade students and 35 chaperones from 19 schools around Berks County area attended the day-long event.
Penn State Berks hosts “Bridging the Gap” veterans mental health summit

Penn State Berks hosts 'Bridging the Gap' veterans mental health summit

Penn State Berks will host a mental health summit for veterans titled “Bridging the Gap” from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
Penn State Berks holds adult info session on June 18

Penn State Berks holds adult info session on June 18

Berks Office of Continuing Education will hold an adult learner information session beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018, in room 101 of the Franco Building, Penn State Berks.
Launick Saint-Fort received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award

Saint-Fort receives Fulbright award

Penn State Berks alumna Launick Saint-Fort recently received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Luxembourg in Public Health from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Tesfay Rezene in the library at Penn State Berks

From the Horn of Africa to Penn State Berks

When Tesfay Rezene was just 14 years old, he lived with his family in a small village in the African nation of Eritrea. When government authorities announced that they would be removing children from school, Rezene fled the country and never returned.
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.

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