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High school students invited to spend a summer morning on campus

High school students invited to spend a summer morning

Students who will be high school seniors and their families are invited to attend the Penn State Berks Spend a Summer Morning program at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
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.
The Berks Alumni Society has honored three of its members with awards

Penn State Berks Alumni Society honors three members

The Berks Alumni Society has honored three of its members with awards. Gregory Flemming received the Volunteer Service Award; Timothy Hillert, Outstanding Young Alumnus; and Shawn Hinkle, Alumni Achievement Award.

Student entrepreneurs compete for $30,000 in funding on 'The Investment'

Sherveen Karbasiafshar is a biology student at Penn State. He, along with five other undergraduates, created HemoGO — a smartphone application designed to assist people who want to check their complete blood count on the go. HemoGO is one of six Penn State student startups working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program to compete for a pool of $30,000 in the annual Inc.U competition show “The Investment,” airing at 8 p.m. May 24 on WPSU.


Steve Flanagan, Sherveen Karbasiafshar, James Frazier and Mathew Chen created HemoGo. HemoGo is one of six Penn State student teams competing for $30,000 in funding on "The Investment" airing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, on WPSU.

Berks Trimatis team working on their project

Trimatis selected for The Great Social Enterprise Pitch

A team from Penn State Berks has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the Great Social Enterprise Pitch, an idea incubator and business plan competition for concepts that use a business model and revenues to have a positive social or environmental impact. The student-faculty team, Trimatis, recycles plastic waste for use in 3-D printing. Working with the Langan LaunchBox, they were able to develop their business plans
Jovan Tate launches his business Campus Cars

Campus Cars: A dream realized for Berks student

Penn State Berks junior Jovan Tate has launched a pilot program for his fledgling company, Campus Cars Inc., created to bring car sharing to fellow students at Penn State Berks who do not have access to their own vehicles. He gained valuable assistance and advice through the Langan LaunchBox, an incubation hub funded by the Invent Penn State initiative.
Penn State Berks students prepare and serve a multiple course meal for residents at the Opportunity House.

Penn State Berks students volunteer in local community

Penn State Berks students will spend time volunteering in the local community during the month of April.
Penn State Berks students worked to help restore mangrove forests during the Alternative Spring Break to Puerto Rico.

Planting the seeds of service in San Juan, Puerto Rico

This year, the Penn State Berks Alternative Spring Break program took a group of six students, along with a staff adviser, to San Juan, Puerto Rico where they spent a week working on a mangrove reforestation project.
Abington Alternative Spring Break Puerto Rico

Alternative Spring Break Puerto Rico

Penn State Abington and Penn State Berks students work in a mangrove field in Puerto Rico.