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Programs and Events

The Eberly College of Science puts on programs year-round, including after-school programs and weekend events. Check out the list below- click on each for more information!


Family Events


These community science nights bring together local residents of Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, and State College school districts with STEM businesses, organizations, and PSU scientists with interactive shows, demos, and tours.

OSO Volunteer helping student with mini lava lamp demo

Haunted-U is a Halloween-themed family science night help at Penn State.

Haunted U glowing pumpkins

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. 

Stars swirling around domes at Davey Lab


Programs for Youth


STEM Career Day for Young Women: a full day of science enrichment, including student and faculty-led workshop sessions, speakers, conversations with academic advisers, and networking opportunities with professional scientists. 

ENVISION mentor showing students a beaker of colorful chemicals
Biotech Mini Summer School

Spend three days learning how scientists analyze DNA and make new products and medicines!

Exploring Virtual Worlds

This 3.5 day camp is specially designed for high schoolers on the autism spectrum. Learn about coding, virtual reality, and how to design your own 3D worlds!

Cartoon of person wearing virtual reality goggles

Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science (SEECoS) is a collaborative effort between ECOS and the Penn State Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Program. The mission is to provide first generation, economically challenged PA students with the opportunity to participate in a summer science research project.

SEECoS Attendees 2008
Think Outside the Beaker

Built by partnerships with local companies and organizations, TOTB is a five-part after-school program to expose middle school students to STEM career options and fields.

A selection of carnivorous plants used at Think Outside the Beaker

Think Outside the Beaker participants looking at sun with solar glasses







Events for Adults

We're in the process of developing programs for adults- stay tuned! If you have an idea, be sure to let us know at

Opportunities for Penn State Students

I AM STEM Speaker at ENVISION 2019

An annual speaking contest designed to help Penn State Science students develop and share their stories so that they can inspire other burgeoning STEM minds!