Think Outside the Beaker (Full for 2017 Program)

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In partnership with Restek and the Bellefonte Area Middle School, our after school science program runs each Fall. In 2017, for five consecutive sessions, Bellefonte students in grades 6-8 joined Penn State scientists to explore science topics such as polymers, squishy science,acoustics, science communication, and brains. The best part? It's free!

Welcome to the Think Outside the Beaker after school program! Restek and Science Outreach are partnering to offer this opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to join us after school by participating in the a STEM workshop mini-series at Penn State University.

TOTB1.jpgStudents who register for this program will experience:

  • Direct interaction with Penn State science and engineering faculty and students.
  • Hands-on science activities in multiple science disciplines.
  • Improved skills: critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, and communication.



Registration for 2018 opens next September!

Registration is available on a first-come, first serve basis beginning early September for Bellefonte Middle School Students. Transportation to and from Bellefonte Middle School will be provided. All other transportation arrangements must be made by parents/guardians. Drop off and pick up are at the Bellefonte Middle School. For more information contact the Office of Science Outreach at (814) 865-0083 or email