SFU Announces STEAM Summer Academies 2021

Registration is now open to the 2021 "STEAM Summer Academies" at Saint Francis University. The STEAM Summer Academies are one-week immersive programs in chemistry, engineering, pre-med, and psychology for high school students who are currently in grades 10 and 11 and are at least 15 years old. Academies will be held the week of June 20 - 25, 2021. Program Fee is $500 and includes all instruction materials and room and board on campus. Limited Financial Aid is available. This year the following academies are being offered: Chemistry Exploration Academy Environmental Engineering Design Academy

SFU to Host K-12 PA Statistics Poster Competition

Saint Francis University is happy to announce that SFU Science Outreach Center will again host the Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition for 2021. The competitions, held virtually, will offer cash prizes and certificates for first, second, third, and fourth place in each category. Certificates are awarded for honorable mentions in each category. The winning posters from the Pennsylvania Competition are submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition. Posters MUST be registered/submitted electronically by midnight on Friday, March 12, 2021. General Information: A statistics poster

Meet the 2021 Student Orientation Directors

Our 2021 Team of Orientation Directors Mattie Bossler , Co-Senior Director / Exercise Physiology & Physical Therapy/ Lilly, PA Alyssa Martyak , Co-Senior Director / Physician Assistant / Ashville, PA Julia Bradford, Associate Director / Exercise Physiology & Physical Therapy/ Edinboro, PA David Sullivan, Associate Director/ Nursing/ Pittsburgh, PA Ashley Deetscreek , Assistant Director / Physical Therapy/ Mineral Point, PA Laura Hoag , Assistant Director / Physician Assistant/ State College, PA Madison Jordan, Assistant Director/ Physical Therapy/ Leesburg, VA Caitlin Major, Assistant Director

SFU Announces Dare-to-Dream Award

Saint Francis University is proud to announce a new annual accolade titled the ‘Shields School of Business Dare-to-Dream Award’, a homage to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic "I Have a Dream Speech". Each year, $500 will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate Black or African American student, or a student of Black or African American descent, who is working toward their degree within the Shields School of Business (SSOB) at Saint Francis. “I’m very grateful for the generosity of the Shields School of Business faculty and staff, in graciously creating and funding this award. It is just one of

School of STEAM Completes 27th Annual STEAM Day

The 27th Annual STEAM day was held virtually on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. There were 409 high school students and 32 high school teachers from 21 schools who participated. The day featured 32 one-hour sessions, including three Keynote presentations, an Esports Rocket League Gaming competition, and an Ethics Debate Team competition. The presenters included three alumni in Keynote sessions Ms. Margaret Everson from the National Parks Service , Mr. Jim Morhard from NASA , and Dr. Stephen O'Brien from the National Institute of Health , and additional alumni presenters Ms. Jaci Bray a 2020

SFU Alum Combines Nursing Career with Military Service

Sarah Davis once dreamed of becoming a nurse—and serving in the military. Thanks to Saint Francis University's military-friendly options , Sarah was able to graduate from the top Nursing program in the nation and become a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army through IUP's elite ROTC Warrior Battalion program . LT Sarah Davis, SFU (19' Nursing ) and Warrior Battalion alumna, was one of the great cadets-turned-2nd LT from the program. She graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate as well as the number one nursing cadet in the US Army’s Cadet Command 2nd Brigade. LT Davis said that the

SFU receives Top 10 Military Friendly School ranking

For the tenth year, Saint Francis University has been named a “Military Friendly School” by VIQTORY. This year, the university earned the organization’s "Top 10 School" Award, which is the highest award a school can earn.

SFU Receives $1 million to Help Veterans Earn Degrees

Veterans and military personnel will now have an easier way to finish their degree and obtain occupational licensing. The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Saint Francis University has been awarded a 3-year, $1 million dollar grant under the Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) project. Acquired through the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) which is housed at the Shields School of Business , the grant allows Saint Francis University to launch the Veterans Accelerated Learning Program (VALP) . Studies have found that many veterans have a

What Should I Major in at College?

I'm Dr. John Harris , 1982 graduate of Saint Francis University, and now the Chair of the Engineering , Computer Science and Mathematics departments at SFU. But forty years ago this year I faced the same questions as you: "What should I major in at college? And what college?" Yeah I get it, I am old, but I still remember the fear I felt, the very real concern that I might make the wrong decision. It is a big decision. Huge, right? Well, I had three major things going for me as a senior in high school: awesome parents that loved me and wanted me to go to a safe school where I could get a solid

24th Annual Science Day 2017

More than 530 high school students from 30 local schools celebrated science on the Saint Francis University campus for the 24th Annual Science Day event. Dr. Pete Skoner , Professor of Physics and Science Day organizer, started the morning off with the inspiring story of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman and the “Become That Someone” theme embraced by the University. New this year, Dr. Skoner invited students to “Become That Scientist” on Instagram throughout the day to share their science day experiences. Participants chose from a variety of prizes at the end of the day. Hands-on Science