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OSE hosts several special event each year. See below for more details.

September 15, 2012 - TailGreat at the BJC.

OSE will host a Science-U table with an exercise science theme! Come compare your ability score with that of varsity athletes at Penn State! Try out the vertical leap tester, hand grip strength, sit and reach test, and balance board! Learn more about the science behind elite fitness!

Friday, November 9th, 2012  - Discovery-U: Where Genius Meets Imagination

Come to University Park campus and witness the all new inspirational showcase of fantastic research and cool science that science and engineering faculty are currently doing. This event, hosted by the Graduate Women in Science is like earning a degree in one day! Come listen to the best of the best speak in lecture-style format in the HUB Auditorium between 9:30 am and 3 pm. Free and open to the public!  Details coming soon!

Other Special Science Engagement Events At Penn State

Children’s Day at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

The Eberly College of Science provides hands-on science activities for young and old on the lawn of Old Main on Children’s Day during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

Collaborating groups include the Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science, the Nittany Chemical Society, the Upward Bound Math and Science Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science (SEECoS), and the Eberly College of Science Outreach Office.


Since 1999, Penn State Astronomy students, faculty, and friends have been inviting the public to Davey Lab for AstroFest, a four night festival of Astronomy held concurrently with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

The schedule of events for this year's AstroFest won't be finalized until the week of Arts Fest. For an idea of what the schedule may be like, you can see last year’s schedule of presentations. Please see the AstroFest Web page for the most current information at http://www.astro.psu.edu/astrofest/.

This celebration of astronomy features many exciting activities, talks, and presentations. One of the most incredible of these takes place on the roof of Davey Lab, where a fleet of telescopes will be available for observations.


Are you a faculty member, student, or educator and want to get involved in science outreach? Email Michael Zeman (mjz120@psu.edu) or Patti Kenney (pmk21@psu.edu), or call 814-865-0083 for more information!