Research and Outreach

13th Annual ERIE Conference Focuses on Economics of Immigration

Ken Louie with Dr. Pia Orrenius.For as much as immigration has been a hot-button issue in today’s political climate, its effects on the economy seem to have gone largely undiscussed.

Ken Louie sees that as an oversight.

When he was four, Louie, director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE) and an associate professor of economics at Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business, moved from Hong Kong to the United States with his parents.

Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center Now Open

The open stairway in the atrium of Penn State Behrend’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center could have been designed to offer a sweeping view of Lake Erie. Instead, the stairs echo the intent of the $16.5 million, 60,000-square-foot building, which advances the college’s “open lab” model of learning: They are positioned to encourage daily interactions between students and faculty experts in the School of Engineering and business and industry partners who want to collaborate on research and manufacturing projects.

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.”