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Schuylkill’s virtual summer youth programs explore criminology, coding

Penn State Schuylkill’s Community Engagement Office will offer two virtual summer youth camps for high schoolers this July. Camps include The Criminal Mind, which examines criminology and psychology, as well as Cybersecurity and Coding, which explores the development technology common to robotics and video game design. A virtual book club is also included in the lineup and will guide students through “The Giver” and “The Book Thief.”

Penn State plans to resume on-campus work and learning in fall semester

Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.

Small Worlds/Tiny Earth students

In February 2020, a group of Penn State Schuylkill's Microbiology 107 students took soil samples from the campus grounds. After securing their samples that day, they returned to the lab where they diluted their soil and smeared it on petri dishes to search for naturally occurring antibiotics. From left to right: Marleigh Cressley-Lipinski, Melissa Crenko, Courtney Foster, and Rachel Strohl.