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Instructor and student collaborate to create a garbage-tracking app

Last year, a reading program at Penn State Brandywine led a course instructor and a student to team up for the creation of a garbage-tracking Android app.
Meg Wieger finished high school early to pursue her dream of becoming a country music singer. Now, she’s pursuing another dream: earning a college degree and beginning a career in the renewable energy industry.

For adult learners, study abroad one step toward realizing dreams

For adult learners, a study abroad component can pose unique challenges. But adult learners — many with full-time jobs, families or both — have found ways to successfully juggle the tasks to make studying abroad a reality.
Penn State Brandywine student union building

Penn State Brandywine’s new residence hall, student union promote sustainability

In August 2017, more than 200 Penn State Brandywine students will move into the campus’s new residence hall. In addition to providing students with space, comfort and social opportunities, the residence hall and the new student union will be LEED-certified buildings.
engineering

Remote robot connects engineering students, UMaine cohorts

Penn State Abington and Brandywine engineering majors used a mobile telepresence robot — an iPad attached to a self-balancing vehicle — to collaborate with students at the University of Maine.
Students working in garden

Penn State Brandywine takes on sustainable initiatives

Last summer, the Penn State Brandywine Vairo Library staff enrolled in the Green Paws program. Green Paws is a certification program designed to help offices at either University Park or other Commonwealth Campuses to be more sustainable.
Penn State students doing service

Brandywine student develops, leads community engagement project

This spring, Kevin Cauley and fellow Penn State Brandywine students Grace Smith and Christine Niche organized a trip to Philadelphia to clean the city’s streets and parks. They recruited nearly 15 students from both the Brandywine and York campuses to spend the afternoon disposing of litter and collecting recyclable items.
Flowering Tree

'Trees (not Trash) for the Earth'

Penn State Brandywine presents “Earth Day 2016: Trees (not Trash) for the Earth” as part of the 2016 Spring Speaker Series at 11:30 a.m. April 12, in the Main Building, room 113. The lecture will discuss the pros and cons of cutting down old growth trees verses planting new growth trees and how both impact carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

Psychology and Garbology: Choosing to Do Better

This presentation will share the startling facts and figures about consumption and waste presented in Edward Humes’ book, "Garbology." Dr. Laura Evans and Brandywine students will present Jan. 29 at 12:30 p.m. in Tomezsko 103.
Box of KCup Lights

‘Tis the season to reuse and recycle at Penn State Brandywine

Brandywine faculty and staff collected about 2,000 used Keurig K-Cups with the intention to repurpose each to keep the single-serve, plastic brewing pods out of landfills. The revamped K-Cups -- now tree ornaments -- were attached to strands of lights, and added to a tree at the Tyler Arboretum on Dec. 1.

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