Research and Outreach

May Chemistry Grad Receives Prestigious Research Award

Ian Campbell, a May Chemistry graduate, has been awarded the Ernest B. Yeager Award for research in spectroscopy. The award is given annually to one undergraduate in the northeast Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania region by the Cleveland section of the American Chemical Society. Campbell will receive $400 in cash and a one-year membership to the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Student Investment Team Reaches CFA Regional Finals

A student investment team from Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business reached the regional finals of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute’s Research Challenge in Chicago on April 13, topping teams from nearly 1,000 other schools.

The team was knocked out of the competition by the University of Waterloo, in Ontario.

June 1: Deadline to Order Berkey Creamery Ice Cream for Erie Delivery

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Nittany Lion eating ice creamThe Penn State Behrend Alumni Society is taking orders for its annual sale of the university’s famous Berkey Creamery ice cream.

Research Conference to Showcase Student Work

Students from 11 colleges and universities will present their research at the 25th annual Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference on Saturday, April 16. More than 240 students will explain projects that advance a wide range of topics, including:

April 16: Undergraduate Research Conference

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Students from 11 colleges and universities will present their research at the 25th annual Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference on Saturday, April 16. More than 240 students will explain projects that advance a wide range of topics, including:

NOAA Awards Sea Grant College Status to Penn State

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Sea Grant College Program have awarded Sea Grant College status to Penn State based on the strength of Pennsylvania Sea Grant, a research and outreach program operated by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The designation reflects a sustained commitment to managing marine and coastal resources across the Commonwealth, including the Lake Erie, Delaware River and Susquehanna River watersheds.

April 14: Minority College Experience, Women in Science and Engineering Open House for High School Juniors

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student at microscopePenn State Erie, The Behrend College, will hold an information open house on Thursday, April 14, for its free college-prep summer programs, Minority College Experience (MCE) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

High school juniors and their parents are invited to attend the information session, which begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the Reed Union Building.

March 23: Finance Speaker Series Doubleheader

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Republican frontrunner Donald Trump says investors should be cautious in the current stock market, which he describes as “a little bit of a bubble.”

Finance Speaker Series guest Travis Upton

“Be very conservative,” he said at a Vermont campaign rally. “It could be very rough out there.”

April 7: Graduate Programs' Admissions Information Sessions

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Graduate Information Sessions ArtPenn State Behrend will host two information sessions this spring for prospective graduate students.

The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, and Thursday, April 7, in room 180 of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, 5101 Jordan Road. Parking will be available in the deck located behind Burke Center, off Technology Drive.

2016 Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships

Each grant lists individual student researcher(s) with respective cooperating faculty member(s) in parentheses. 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Chris Andrejewski (Meng Su) - $1,200
“Invasive Specie Logging Application”

Mary Beth Burbules and Scott DeLaney (Adam Hollinger) - $2,400
“Practical Investigation into Factors Effecting the Efficiency of Methanol Fuel Cells”