Research and Outreach

Session Chair and Judges Guidelines

Penn State Behrend - Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments Conference

Session Chair and Judges Guidelines

Online Registration for Session Chairs and Judges will be open January 9 to February 15, 2017.

Session Chairs will be notified and receive abstracts for their session by March 8.

Presentation Guidelines

Penn State Behrend - Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments Conference

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

  • Plan to register and pick up packet no later than 7:40 a.m. on day of conference.
  • All presentations will take place sometimes between 8:10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; presenters should plan on staying for the entire session for which they are scheduled.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Penn State Behrend - Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments Conference


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Online abstract submission will be open January 4 to February 22, 2017.

Submitters will be notified of acceptance by March 22.

Student Uses GIS Technology to Map LEAF Arboretum

The New York Stock Exchange was created beneath a tree: On May 17, 1792, a small group of merchants gathered beneath a leafy buttonwood in front of 68 Wall St. to set rules for how their securities would be traded. The result, known as the “Buttonwood Agreement,” set commissions at one-quarter of a percent.

The tree stood for 70 more years before falling in a storm. It was called a buttonwood – that type of wood was a common source for butcher’s blocks, and for coat buttons – but it was actually an American planetree, also known as a sycamore.

More than 130 Girls Attend Eleventh Annual Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day was Friday, November 4, at Penn State Behrend.Mia Chis surveyed the room and smiled.

She watched as high school students busily constructed model boats, with each vessel designed to hold the largest amount of pennies possible. The activity, titled “Whatever Floats Your Boat,” was part of Women in Engineering Day, held Friday, Nov. 4, at Penn State Behrend.

Do Left-Handed Pitchers Really have an Advantage?

For a moment, with the bases loaded and a 3-2 count on the batter, fans of the Cleveland Indians, up three runs in Game 1 of the World Series, held a collective breath.

They knew what was coming. So did the batter, David Ross. He’d caught for Andrew Miller in a previous World Series, when both were in Boston.

November 2: Bystander Intervention Training Hosted by CORE

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Research and Outreach

Melanie Hetzel-Riggin pictured.The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Penn State Behrend will host a free bystander intervention training session at the college on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Alumnus Picked for MIT Top Innovators List

The 43 muscles in your face can form 10,000 unique expressions. Ehsan Hoque, a 2004 graduate of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, programmed a computer to interpret all of them – and then teach you to do better.

New WQLN Series Highlights Knowledge Park Partnerships

When WQLN Public Media developed a new television series highlighting innovators, entrepreneurs and high-tech collaborations in Erie County, producers knew where to look first: The series, “Reach Innovation,” launched with a 30-minute program that focuses on Knowledge Park, a 125-acre technology complex operated by Penn State Behrend.