PennState Scranton Offers Free Course

Environmental Science (3 credit course BISC 003)

In this course, we will explore the root causes of today’s environmental crisis and, in so doing, consider scientific, technological, sociological, psychological, and personal responses to what is, arguable, the most significant crisis in the history of our species.  If you commit to fully engaging with this course, you can expect to:(1) Discover how questions can be powerful catalysts for learning; (2) Grow in your ability to see both yourself and Planet Earth from new and liberating perspectives; (3) Appreciate the power of critical thinking and personal reflection as a means to both personal and global transformation; and (4) Realize that you, should you choose, can play a significant role in the healing of our world. (Plans are to have at least one meeting be a field trip).

This course is held on Tuesday evenings 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the Penn State Scranton campus from 1/17/2023  to  5/2/2023 plus an online component.

Full Scholarships are available through the generosity of the

DeNaples Family and the Keystone Sanitary Landfill

Contact our Center for Business Development and Community Outreach for more information:   or  570-963-2600

Leadership U Applications Open

Leadership Lackawanna, the Chamber’s premier community leadership and professional development affiliate, has opened applications for its Leadership U program – in partnership with Penn State Scranton.

Leadership U is a three-credit college summer course for high school students called Effective Speech.

Participants will gain leadership and community engagement skills in the areas of communication and public speaking. The course aims to provide participants with the confidence and expertise to engage in public speaking, use S.T.E.A.M. to empower students to take thoughtful risks, and use historical awareness and appreciation to provide an understanding of our region’s past, present, and future while developing financial literacy skills and college/career preparation.

Leadership U applications are open to high school juniors and seniors, charter school, and homeschooled students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The cost of the program is $400. Limited scholarships are available. Deadline to apply is May 4.

Leadership U is scheduled to be held in person at Penn State Scranton, every Wednesday from June 29 to August 10 from 1:00-3:15 p.m.

Upon successful completion of Leadership U, participants receive three college credits to Penn State for a general education, 100 level class which are transferable to most institutions.

Apply through May 4 at