Choose and attend the class of your choice from several sample classes in various academic areas that have been designed just for you by our amazing Penn State Berks faculty. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to take a tour of the campus.
Business—The Million Dollar Cup of Coffee .... Saving $1 Million One Sip at a Time
CAS--Communication Is for Everyone! Oral communication skills are among the top five skills that employers are seeking in recent college graduates, so honing your ability to communicate early in your college career is vital to your success as an undergraduate student and beyond. This one hour long session, will leave you on the edge of your seat with excitement for YOUR CAS100 experience at PSU Berks. Public Speaking is a general education requirement for all Penn State students, regardless of major. Our highly rated CAS 100 coordinator, Dawn Pfeifer Reitz, will serve up a taste of oral communication skills in an engaging and interactive manner.
Engineering--"Don't Stress About It!" A fundamental aspect of engineering is understanding forces applied to objects and the resulting stress. Through lecture, demonstration and interactive response, you'll experience a stress-free introduction to some critical concepts in the engineering curriculum.
Psychology--Seeing things that aren’t there Underlying our perception of visual stimuli are a multitude of automatic cognitive processes that help us perceive and interpret the world around us. This talk will investigate these processes by examining why illusions work, why we sometimes can’t see what is right in front of us, and why we see things that aren’t there.
Science--Naming Chemical Compounds All science and engineering students need to take General Chemistry as part of their major. Chemistry at Berks is taught using a 'flipped-classroom' model where students will prepare for material prior to class by reading through a Class Guide and completing a pre-class assignment. During class students will work on problems and use clickers to answer questions. In this class students will experience clickers while they learn how to name Chemical Compounds. By the end of class students will be able to write the chemical formula given the name such as "Iron (III) bromide" or write the name given the chemical formula such as FeBr3.