Research and Outreach

Ralph Ford Named Interim Chancellor

Ralph Ford, director of the School of Engineering and associate dean for industry and external relations at Penn State Behrend, has been appointed interim chancellor of the college, effective July 1.

Ford will be the college’s chief academic and administrative officer. He assumes the top leadership post left open by the departure of Chancellor Don Birx, who in May was named president of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.

More than 1,700 Fifth Graders Attend 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival

John Quigley, the acting secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, was one of the attendees at the Great Lakes Children's Water Festival.The layers of chopped ice, sprinkles, ice cream and Sierra Mist might have been a stretch as replacements for  porous rock, sand, gravel and groundwater, but they sure tasted good.

July 23 & 24: Pioneer Reunion for 1948-63 Alumni

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Women in Glenhill Farmhouse dormitory roomThe first students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are invited to return for a special two-day reunion in July.

240 Girls Participate in Math Options Career Day at Penn State Behrend

A trio of JoAnna Connell School seventh graders participated in Roller Coaster Physics at the 19th annual Math Options Career Day.With just 30 seconds left in the Physics of Rollercoasters competition, Sydney Schuster, Gabriella Haines and Maryah Jones made their final preparations.

2015 Undergraduate Student Fall Semester Research Grants

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

 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Ian Anderl (Chetan Nikhare) - $700
“An Analysis on Elastic Recovery and Residual Hoop Stress in Steel-Aluminum Rings”

Nazlihan Argun (Adam Hollinger) - $700
“Manufacture and Testing of Microscale Methanol Fuel Cells”

Engineering Design Conference Showcases Student Work

An electronic gun lock, a mine-rescue robot and a smartphone app that identifies aquatic invasive species were among the senior design projects that students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, presented at the Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference on May 2.

Approximately 220 students showed their work, much of which was funded by industry partners, including the U.S. Army, the Ford Motor Co., GE Transportation and the U.S. Department of Labor.

May 2: Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference

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An electronic gun lock, a mine-rescue robot and a smartphone app that identifies aquatic invasive species are among the senior design projects that students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will present at the 2015 Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference.

The half-hour sessions begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center. Most are open to the public.

Alumni Society's Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream Sale Returns

The Penn State Behrend Alumni Society is taking orders for its annual summer sale of the university’s famous Berkey Creamery ice cream.

Fourteen varieties of the ice cream so fresh that it “mooves” from cow to cone in four days can be purchased online with a credit card at behrend.psu.edu/creamerysale, or by calling the Penn State Behrend Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 814-898-6159.

May 8: Commencement to Award Over 600 Degrees

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spring 2014Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will award over 600 degrees at its spring commencement on Friday, May 8.

The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. It is open to the public and no tickets are needed to attend. Detailed information for candidates and their guests can be found here.

May 3: YPC Erie 'My Soul is Awakened' Spring Concert

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The Young People’s Chorus of Erie hopes to emphasize the power of an awakening through “My Soul is Awakened,” this year’s spring concert from northwest Pennsylvania’s only comprehensive youth choral music program.