Penn State Altoona Activities and Presentations

PA Science Olympiad
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Biology Scavenger Hunt using iNaturalist App
Virtual Event Around Campus—Available all day.

Admissions Table
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. | Slep Student Center

Lion Ambassadors Campus Tours
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Leaving from Slep Student Center

Table Presentation
4:00–5:15 p.m.
Slep Student Center

  • AREMA – demonstration by student organization

Hawthorn Building Lobby

  • Business – Deb Hommer
  • Fossils –Taylor McCoy
  • Engineering – Jennilyn Vallejera
  • IST –David Barnes

Health Professions Student Panel
4:00–5:00 p.m. | 100 Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts
Moderator: Prof. Mary Kananen – Health Professions Committee

  • Arch Ackley – Nursing
  • Angel Barnett – Biobehavioral Health
  • Ben Tilmes – Biology, LECOM
  • Sally Ghannam – Biology, LECOM Dental school
  • Kate Kearse – Biology, Thomas Jefferson University for Cytology

Engineering Professions Student Panel
4:00–5:00 p.m. | Edith Davis Eve Chapel
Moderator: Prof. Jennilyn Vallejera - Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Whitney Wallace, Computer Science and Biology looking at Health Engineering
  • Mohamed Alkaabi, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jonathan Tedrow, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

Lions Learning Lab
4:00-5:30 p.m. | Laurel Pavilion

Solving Difficult Math Problems for Fun and Prizes
4:00-5:30 p.m. | 148 Hawthorn Building

Biology Faculty Research Presentations
4:00–5:00 p.m. | 150 Hawthorn Building

  • Allison Cornell, Ph.D. - “How do songbirds make parenting decisions? Tradeoffs between self-maintenance and reproduction”
  • Lara Ladage, Ph.D. - “Cold-blooded cognition – is a bigger brain always better?”
  • Ed Levri, Ph.D. - “Zombie Ants and Pulsating Snails: Parasites that manipulate their hosts.”

Information Sciences and Technology Majors discussion and Malware demonstration
4:00-5:30 p.m. | 132 Hawthorn Building

Engineering Department and Lab Tours
4:00-5:30 p.m. | Engineering Lab, Force Advanced Technology Center

Chemistry Tour of Instrumentation
4:00–5:30 p.m. | 121 Science Building

Building a Simple DC motor and Superconduction Levitation Demo conducted by Penn State Altoona Physics
4:00–5:30 p.m. | 210 Holt Building

Altoona Motorsports
4:00–5:30 p.m. | Force engineering Lab. Car will be present