From “honeycombs” made with bright yellow boxes of Bisquick pancake mix and Lipton tea to a “castle” created with boxes of crackers and cereal, Penn State Brandywine students were up to the challenge to design and build structures along a sustainability theme in this year’s Un-Canny Competition.
When Penn State Brandywine received a PepsiCo-funded Sustainable Communities Collaborative grant in 2017, the campus outlined local food insecurity as an issue it hoped to address. Most recently, students, faculty and staff banded together to combat food insecurity through the campus’ second annual Fixings for Thanksgiving Club Challenge.
Throughout the week of April 16-20, Penn State Brandywine hosted a CanstructionU competition to help raise awareness and support for hunger in the local community — an effort that will result in more than 2,000 cans of food being given to the Media Food Bank.
For the second year in a row, the team at Penn State Admissions – Philadelphia participated in the nation’s largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. On this day of service, the Penn State team joined more than 75 volunteers for a day of cleaning and restoration at Vaux Big Picture High School.
The Earth and Space Science Partnership, a program funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed to help Pennsylvania science teachers build upon their understanding and teaching of big ideas in Earth and space science.
Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.
Penn State Brandywine ended a nine-month celebration of its milestone 50th anniversary with a community service initiative that had students, faculty, staff and alumni complete 50 projects within 50 hours.