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Read more about unique science events and new programs involving faculty and students in the college of science. Sometimes we cannot predict the innovative things faculty will think of! Visit this link to find out more!

ENVISION: STEM Career Day for Young Women

The ENVISION: STEM Career Day is for girls in grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Join us on campus for a full day of science enrichment and a chance to work with Penn State students, graduate students and faculty. Young women have a chance to ponder their future in STEM disciplines.

Biotechnology Mini Summer School

This 3-day program is an excellent opportunity for high school students to learn about the biotechnology tools and techniques used by scientists and industry researchers to make new products and medicines.  Students will learn how to conduct DNA cloning and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of DNA. A short application process is required to enroll.  The program will be held July 30-August 1, 2019 in the biotechnology training lab.

Exploring Virtual Worlds: STEM Camp for High School Students on the Autism Spectrum

This 4-day camp will be an exploration of how virtual reality works and the exciting ways it can be used to improve how we work, play, and live everyday life! The camp will take place at Penn State's University Park campus during the National Autism Conference and is designed for college-bound high school students who are on the autism spectrum. The camp is brought to you in partnership with the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, PaTTAN system. Registration will open in mid-late March and the registration fee is only $25 per camper! (Housing not included.) Please visit our website or reach out to us at for more information!

I AM STEM - Student Speaking Contest

This first annual edition of the I AM STEM speaking contest is designed to help Penn State Science students develop and share their stories so that they can inspire other burgeoning STEM minds! The winner of this year's competition will be a keynote speaker at our Expanding Your Horizons STEM Career Day for Young Women event in January 2018.

Think Outside the Beaker After-School Program

Restek and Science-U are partnering to offer this new opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to join us after school by participating in the brand new STEM workshop mini-series at Penn State University.

SEECoS (Research Experience for HS students)

A Summer Research Experience in the Eberly College of Science for 9-12 grades in Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS)

School Visits

From time to time faculty and students at Penn State visit local schools to provide science and outreach activities. The partnership between K-12 schools and the academic community in science is vital to the success and development of the next generation of scientists. Stay tuned for more information on programs and efforts as they develop!