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Mission: Materials Science

Materials science is the study of stuff— what it’s made of, how it can be used, and even how it can be changed to create new kinds of stuff. Your mission? To learn how materials science and engineering is at work all around you.

WPSU Virtual Field Trips

WPSU presents virtual field trips of the Centre Country Recycling and Refuse Authority and Fort Roberdeau with more to come!

How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism

Sonia Manzano, known as Maria on Sesame Street, will speak about how parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and those working with children can learn how to talk to kids about race.

PBS LearningMedia Professional Learning Series

Remake Learning Days

Explore the World with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

Humphrey Fellows

WPSU is delighted to have collaborated with the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Office at Penn State to create a video series presented by the 2021 Humphrey Fellows. These educational videos, suited for classroom and community viewing, feature each fellow talking about their home country, its culture, history, and people. In addition to online access, WPSU will broadcast the videos as a half-hour program during the weekday instructional television block.

2021 Humphrey Fellows

Vladislav Slavov

Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria – Dr. Vladislav Slavov

Dr. Vladislav Slavov is an associate professor and Vice Dean at the Technical University of Sofia in Bulgaria. He is interested in engineering education and the use of artificial intelligence in higher education.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

Pamoussa Sawadogo

Burkina Faso Flag Burkina Faso – Mr. Pamoussa Sawadogo

Mr. Pamoussa Sawadogo is the Supervisor of Ecole Nationale d’Administration et de Magistrature in Burkina Faso. He is focused on project management and adult education.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

Mekdes Abera

Ethiopia Flag Ethiopia – Dr. Mekdes Abera

Dr. Mekdes Aberais the Dean of Students at St. Mary’s University in Ethiopia. She is intereste in education policy, higher education administration, and multiculturalism.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

Arnaud Freddy Koumba

Gabon Flag Gabon – Mr. Arnaud Freddy Koumba

Mr. Arnaud Freddy Koumbais an English teacher at Ecole Nationale de Commerce in Gabon. He is interested in American English and foundations.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

Maria Luisa Rendon Fajardo

Honduras Flag Honduras – Dr. Maria Luisa Rendon Fajardo

Dr. Maria Rendon Fajardo is an administrator at the National University of Honduras. She is interested in online education and higher education administration.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

May Zin Oo

Myanmar Flag Myanmar – Dr. May Zin Oo

Dr. May Zin Oo is a professor at Mandalay Technical University in Myanmar. She wants to learn more about U.S. higher education and improve her communication skills.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

Zaw Myo Naing

Myanmar Flag Myanmar – Dr. Zaw Myo Naing

Dr. Zaw Myo Naing is an education coordinator at the Monastic Education Development Group in Myanmar. He is focused on teacher education, professional development, and educational leadership.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

Pir Qasim Shah

Pakistan Flag Pakistan – Mr. Pir Qasim Shah

Mr. Pir Qasim Shah is an Assistant Director of Quality Assurance at the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan. He is focused on higher education governance, regulation, policy, and data science, as well as education regulation and quality assurance.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

Marijan Misic

Serbia Flag Serbia – Dr. Marijan Misic

Dr. Marijan Misic is the principal of Gimnazija Svetozar Markovic in Serbia. He is interested in education policy in the U.S. and educational leadership.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire »

Lubosi Kikamba

Zambia Flag Zambia – Mr. Lubosi Kikamba

Mr. Lubosi Kikamba is the Assistant Registrar for Quality and Risk Assurance at the National Institute of Public Administration in Zambia. He is focused on leadership and improving higher education.

Watch Video » | Student Questionnaire (pdf) »

Bringing Penn State and PBS Resources to You

In addition to the videos, we can arrange virtual visits with the 10 fellows during the spring semester as a discussion after the screening. These educators are from Ethiopia, Honduras, Zambia, Gabon, Serbia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bulgaria, and Burkina Faso.

Please use this form to make your request and answer each question below to the best of your ability. Please send questions to Tamra at tamra@psu.edu.

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About the Humphrey Fellowship

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year non-degree program of combined academic and professional development opportunities. It brings accomplished mid-career professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East to selected universities in the United States for public service, advanced study, professional training, and work-related experiences. Penn State was one of 13 universities originally commissioned in the program. Thirteen universities nationwide participate.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Penn State Facebook Page

Anti-Racism Resources

A growing list of resources from PBS and trusted partners, to use as tools to support anti-racist learning and growth. Free and open for all. (pdf)

The Science of COVID-19

Co-developed with experts in virology, epidemiology, agent-based modeling, and public health preparedness, this introductory course allows middle and high school students to learn about COVID-19 through the lenses of three distinct scientific fields.

WPSU PBS Education Resources

WPSU has put together a one-page guide of learning at home resources available from PBS.


WQED SOS (Support Our Schools) is a universally-designed project that engages students for a period of ten days and crosses curriculum areas to address grade level standards in multiple subject areas including; math, science, English language arts, and social studies.

PBS Education

PBS provided resources for teachers, including TeacherLine, Digital Innovators, and Teacher’s Lounge.

PBS Learning Media

Standards-aligned educational material and curriculum that can be used by teachers and parents.

K-12 Resources for Educators

A curated collection of learning resources brought to you by the Education Department at Penn State.

Open Educational Resources

Access nearly all online courses developed by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, in subjects such as energy, geospatial technology, cartography, and geology.