Research and Outreach

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

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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.

Jefferson Lecture Series Features Chancellor Ralph Ford

If you own a smartphone, you’ve likely contributed to what business experts call an “innovation ecosystem,” a network of companies that work together – and, at times, with competitors – to develop new products, markets and technologies.

It’s called the app store.

Student Work Shaped AMIC Art Installation

Penn State Behrend’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center features custom artwork that reflects the collaborative intent of the building. The process that put that art in place was likewise an intentional collaboration.

Record 1,379 Children Attend College for Kids

A record 1,379 children attended College for Kids this year.Donald Feathers knew a drone would not be the easiest thing to maneuver.

That speed, though. That caught him off guard.

“I had no idea these drones could go so fast,” said Feathers, a ninth-grade student at General McLane High School. “It’s pretty fun, and it’s different, too.”