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Two female students look at a vile of simulated blood.

Beaver faculty, area professionals encourage girls to 'be a boss' at STEM event

More than 70 students from four Beaver County school districts participated in W.I.S.E. UP, Penn State Beaver's day of STEM-related workshops and panels for seventh-grade girls.
Two female students look at a vile of simulated blood.

WISE UP 2018

More than 70 students from four Beaver County school districts - including Emily Tran, left, and Jennifer Vo - participated in W.I.S.E. UP, a day of STEM-related workshops and panels for seventh-grade girls.

Chancellor Ralph Ford and HERO BX founder Pat Black stand in a new research lab at Penn State Behrend

Ralph Ford and Pat Black in HERO BX research lab

Penn State Behrend Chancellor Ralph Ford, left, joins HERO BX Founder and CEO Samuel P. "Pat" Black III in the HERO BX research lab at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park. The facility opened May 2.

Cassandra Miller-Butterworth and two students transfer liquid into beaker.

Beaver biology professor is the star of a book published by local fifth-graders

Two fifth-graders from Baden Academy turned to leading bat expert, Penn State Beaver Associate Professor of Biology Cassandra Miller-Butterworth, for help in writing a book about bats.
Cassandra Miller-Butterworth and two students transfer liquid into beaker.

Cassandra Miller-Butterworth Baden Academy students

Cassandra Miller-Butterworth consulted on - and stars in - a book about little brown bats, written by Baden Academy fifth-graders Kaitlyn Desrochers and Kennedi Emery. In March, she invited them to her lab to view bat DNA.

Baden Academy student Kaitlyn Desrochers works on a DNA sample in Cassandra Miller-Butterworth's laboratory.

Cassanda Miller-Butterworth bat DNA

Kaitlyn Desrochers, a student at Baden Academy, looks at a DNA sample she and a classmate helped prepare with the help of Associate Professor of Biology Cassandra Miller-Butterworth.

Cassandra Miller-Butterworth and two students transfer liquid into beaker.

Beaver biology professor stars in a book published by local fifth-graders

Cassandra Miller-Butterworth consulted on, and stars in, a book about the plight of little brown bats, written by Kennedi Emery, left, and Kaitlyn Desrochers, students at Baden Academy.
Cassandra Miller-Butterworth and two students transfer liquid into beaker.

Cassandra Miller-Butterworth Baden Academy students

Beaver Associate Professor of Biology Cassandra Miller-Butterworth agreed to consult on and star in a book about bats, written by Baden Academy fifth-graders Kaitlyn Desrochers, center, and Kennedi Emery, left.

A wooden block held together by velcro and decorated with clip art sits on a table.

Jordan Henry ED100 project

Beaver freshman Jordan Henry and her team designed a game for New Horizon School students that uses two 6x6-inch dice to promote physical fitness and collaboration.

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