Student Success

2017 Commencement - Berks

Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Student Marshal Adriana Perez Camacho (left) and Science Student Marshal Laura Post led their divisions out of the Beaver Community Center at Penn State Berks, following the HASS and Science Commencement Ceremony on May 6, 2017.

Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.

2017 Graduate Exhibition award winners announced

Forty-one graduate students received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 32nd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 24 and 26 on Penn State's University Park campus. A complete list of winners is available below.

Big data lab research provides students with competitive advantage

Two Master of Information Science students at Penn State Great Valley will graduate with job offers thanks to their studies and hands-on research experience. As part of a team, the students worked with faculty in the campus' big data lab to analyze the public's feelings during the recent election.

Musser Fellowship awarded to young entrepreneur

This year's recipient of the Warren V. Musser Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Studies is Francine Way, a student in the Master of Finance program. Growing up in Indonesia, she was immersed in an entrepreneurial culture at a young age, and founded her own social impact business in 2015. As a Musser Fellow, she’s helping Penn State Great Valley’s REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship launch and grow.

Student-built robo-inspector fends off flooding, erosion

Purchasing a $60,000 video robot to inspect stormwater pipes didn’t fit into the budget for one Pennsylvania municipality, so officials turned to students in Penn State's Philadelphia regional engineering degree. They delivered Stormbot on time and way, way under budget.

First engineering class presents at Penn State Great Valley's Design Expo

Eight undergraduate Penn State engineering students presented their senior capstone projects to a crowd of 50 guests at the inaugural Design Expo on the Penn State Great Valley campus in Malvern on Wednesday evening. This is the first class of students to graduate from Penn State with a bachelor of engineering degree with a multidisciplinary engineering design specialization, thanks to a partnership among the Abington, Brandywine and Great Valley campuses.