Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom is an occasional WPSU series about student learning beyond the university walls. In a time when potential employers are increasingly interested in more than just a grade point average, we’ll highlight college students taking part in internships and other hands-on learning experiences. Listen during Morning Edition and follow students as they pursue opportunities Beyond the Classroom.

Beyond the Classroom
5:40 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Penn State Freshman Neha Gupta Wins International Prize for Work with Orphans

Neha Gupta accepting the International Children's Peace Prize from Desmond Tutu.
Credit Peter DeJong

Our series, Beyond the Classroom, focuses on exceptional students taking educational experiences far beyond their university classes. 

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4:10 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: CarbonEARTH

Cadence Kistler, a 9-year-old fourth grader, prepares an experiment at the CarbonEARTH science fair on May 15 at Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School.
Kelly Tunney WPSU

Albert Einstein once said “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”  That’s the motivation behind the CarbonEARTH program at Penn State, where graduate students teach science to elementary students.

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Beyond the Classroom
7:30 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: A Trip to Costa Rica Brings Studies to Life

Kelly Doyle helps build a bio-digester on a farm in Costa Rica.
Credit Kelly Doyle

WPSU’s occasional series “Beyond the Classroom” takes a look at learning beyond university walls. Today Kelly Doyle is a junior double majoring in “Community, Environment and Development” and “Environmental Resource Management” with a minor in “International Agriculture.”  She tells us about how those studies came to life on her recent trip to Central America.

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12:32 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Penn State Students Work to Create a Student Food Bank

Students at Penn State just wrapped up final exams.  You would expect students to worry about tests and grades, but it might surprise you that some students worry about where they’ll get their next meal.  WPSU intern Joyann Jeffrey reports two Penn State students are trying to help their classmates by creating a campus food bank. 

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Beyond the Classroom
4:05 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: Global Awareness in Lock Haven University

Tikal National Park
Credit Steven Granich

  WPSU's Beyond the Classroom is our series featuring students engaging in hands-on experiences outside university walls. Today, WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner takes us to Lock Haven University, where a group of students are traveling abroad as a class. The university will soon require all students to fulfill a global awareness requirement.

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