Saint Francis University classes will be operating on a 2 hour delay for Friday, November 16, 2018. View the compressed class schedule.
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Environmental Engineering students get hands-on experience working on real projects from local organizations. Read about a recent project installing weirs.
Dr. John Harris, '82 SFU alum and current Department Chair of the Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics departments, tells his story of how he chose his major.
There is major demand for new pilots. The industry will more than double in size over the next 20 years. Read about Gabby's reasons for becoming a pilot through the new Aviation program.
Read Gabby's Story
Through a partnership with The Indiana NAACP, and WIN Committee, along with American Association of University Women of Indiana County, the Project GetSTEAM initiative intends to introduce and excite girls ages 8-15 years old about opportunities within the STEAM field.
From a young age, Jack Weidner always thought that he wanted to be a doctor, but he also had a passion for writing and the arts.
Read how Jack combined his passions
PNGE Students, Jonathan Bruno, Jan Vit Suntar, Annamarie Bolt, and Shannon Szymusiak, were each awarded $3,000 scholarships from WAAIME.
After Megan Williams finished her freshman year as a Biology major with a Marine Biology Concentration, she started a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
A student's first-hand experience participating in the new Environmental Engineering Adopt a Site Internship program.
Read about Andrew's Experience
This month’s Science Cafe: Cosmic Cocktails focus was a kids’ night slime event at the Allegheny Creamery and Crepes.
Ten Saint Francis University students, faculty and staff dedicated their time and talents volunteering to help nearly 2,000 patients in need of dental treatments at a weekend-long domestic mission trip in Reading, PA.
On May 13th, the first two students in the four-year PNGE undergraduate program, Zachary Rohland and John Sheesley, graduated.
Learning how to treat mine drainage has always been a staple of the Environmental Engineering Department’s curriculum at Saint Francis University because of its serious environmental impact and prevalence throughout the region.
Dr. Harry Kloor, a nationally-known science writer, director, and producer will present his movie, Quantum Quest Fest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, and give a series of talks to 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
Four students have secured summer internships at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Biology major, Emily Miller, attended Undergraduate Research Day the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
Ashley Rovder, an Environmental Engineering major, took part in a unique full-immersion study abroad experience in Bolivia.
Four PNGE students presented their final class project on the explosion and oil spill that occurred from the massive, mobile oil rig, Deepwater Horizon.
PNGE students Annamarie Bolt, Ian Gabig, Shannon Szymusiak, and Guofang (Frank) Zheng each received a $2,500 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Pittsburgh Section Scholarship.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students Zachary Rohland, John Sheesley, and Guofang Zheng presented their research posters at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Pittsburgh Section meeting.
Dr. Timothy R. Carr, Geology Professor and Department Chair at West Virginia University spoke to Engineering students on the topic of Environment Management in Marcellus Shale Development.
Learn how a desire to learn something new and a passion for trains helped Brandon discover his creative side and “think outside the box…car.”
Read Brandon's Story
Mr. David Bolt, Vice President of Cormorant Engineering, visited Saint Francis University to do mock interviews with Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students during the week of March 12th.
SFU provides opportunities for students to engage in research alongside with faculty mentors as early as their Freshman year. At most colleges, students won’t do research until they are in a graduate program.
Chemistry Professor, Dr. Balazs Hargittai, has published five books during his time at Saint Francis University. The topics have focused on the history of science studies with an emphasis on great discoveries of the twentieth century.
In high school, Ryan Alu maintained a 4.2 grade point average and took thirteen Advanced Placement tests earning him enough credits to triple major in Computer Science, CyberSecurity, and Mathematics and still graduate within four years. But that's only the beginning...
Read Ryan's Story
The Engineering program at Saint Francis University is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. James (Jim) Eckenrode as lab manager.
SFU Environmental Engineering students and faculty welcomed Dr. Pedro Luis Borges Chaffe, a Fulbright Scholar from Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis-Brazil, for an invited lecture.
Thirteen students plus faculty and staff members from Saint Francis University and Juniata College took a four-day field trip to the Adirondacks to study Winter Ecology.
Environmental Engineering Junior, Staci Shoemaker, joined a volunteer team in Nicaragua to improve the living conditions for the Sabana Grande residents during a ten-week service project.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Program received 15 licenses and a maintenance contract valued at nearly $60 million for use over the next three years that includes a variety of Schlumberger software products.
Dr. John Trimble travels to Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for Sabbatical.
The Science Outreach Center at Saint Francis University hosted a Winter Watershed Festival on Monday, December 18th.
Dr. Alireza Shahkarami, Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program, received a $70,000 grant from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund for Undergraduate Research.
Students looking to study abroad have another option this year to go global: spring break in the Galapagos Islands.
The Institute for Energy was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Constellation Energy to help support the new tiny classroom traveling to schools and events around the state.
Tiny Classroom Nears Completion
Nine students under the direction of Master SCUBA Diver Trainers, Nick Weakland and Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald donned wet and dry suits to dive into a portion of Lake Gallitzin practicing their search and rescue skills to remove any trash or unnatural debris polluting the beautiful park.
From a young age, Rob enjoyed building and “inventing” things from various craft supplies or Lego pieces. He knew he'd have a future in the STEM field.
Dr. Cosh is a 1995 SFU Engineering graduate and now an Arthur S. Flemming Award winner.
Read his story
Seven students majoring in Biology, Chemistry and Health Sciences volunteered at the June MOM-n-PA Dental clinic in Erie, PA.
At the age of 17, Samantha (Milosh) Baldwin never would have believed someone if they told her that by age 26 she’d have a license to operate a nuclear power plant.
Researchers from Saint Francis University, the University of Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania State University have found that exposure to trace metals from potatoes grown in soil irrigated with waters from the Potosi mining region in Bolivia may put residents at risk of non-cancer health illnesses.
Don't miss a great talk with Dr. Harry Kloor, a scientist, movie director/producer and science fiction writer at the Allegheny Creamery and Crepes restaurant on May 11th.
Three students in the petroleum and natural gas engineering major at Saint Francis University were awarded scholarships worth $2500 each.
Two first-year biology students discover larvae of rare Tiger Spiketail dragonfly!
Learn more about their discovery
The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium donated 2 axolotls to Saint Francis University Biology department.
Read more about axolotls
It was computer programming courses in high school where he created video games reminiscent of Space Invaders that peaked 2016 graduate, Dillon Brown’s interest in Computer Science.
Alayna Hawkins spent her Fall semester studying Marine Biology at the Kenai Peninsula College, which is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Read About Her Experience
Seven members of the ASMR student chapter helped to
plant almost 2,000 bare-root plants at a Clearfield, PA wetland site.
Francis University Environmental Studies Department is hosting a free
Sustainability Summit for high-school students grades 9-12 on Saturday, October 29th.
Learn more and register here
Erika Dreikorn graduated with Department Honors in May 2016 after only 3 years
at SFU. She is putting her B.S. in Biology (Pre-professional Concentration) to
good work as she begins a Master’s program in Human Genetics this Fall at the
University of Pittsburgh.
Read more about Erika's story
Event offers students a chance to talk one-on-one with potential engineering employers.
Saint Francis University School of Science, Environmental Engineering Program,
and Center for Watershed Research & Service is pleased to welcome Fulbright
Scholar Dr. Ruben Mamani from Bolivia to campus.
Get to know Dr. Mamani
The move-in dust has settled, and our students are getting down to business with the first week of classes already under their belts!
Check out statistics, video links, photo galleries and more
The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of the Saint Francis University Magazine has hit the shelves (and is in the mail)!
Catch up on all the latest stories in this issue
Teams of SFU students spent their summer investigating biodiversity in local streams and ponds affected by pollution.
Learn About Their Research
Desmend, an incoming freshman in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program, is no stranger to Saint Francis University. Participating in the University’s Upward Bound Program, he was one of only 1,000 scholarship recipients, out of 53,000 applicants across the U.S.
Neurosurgeon Dr. James Burke still remembers the first time he saw a human brain in person. Even today, after countless surgeries, he still finds the experience of seeing and operating on a brain “surreal.”
Get inside James' brain
Thanks to a generous donation from Gwin Dobson & Foreman Consulting Engineers the Environmental Engineering department has an Armfield hydraulic flume to use in classroom teaching and in student research.
Learn more about this donation.
Eight-year-old Dallas Mosier wants to be a forensic scientist when she grows up. Fast forward 14 years, and you will find her still in full pursuit of her dreams.
Alumni Profile Dallas Mosier
Taking care of animals was something that always appealed to Leah
(Christ) Trout. Growing up on her parents’ farm the menagerie that
surrounded her included goats, cats, cows, pigs, and sheep. She enjoyed
caring for all of them.
Meet Leah Trout
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