Research and Outreach

Penn State Behrend Funds $58K in Summer Research

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is funding nearly $58,000 in undergraduate research this summer. Forty-nine students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Psychology students will continue a pilot program with the Cleveland Clinic, working with college athletes and a Wii gaming console to measure the long-term effects on memory and balance as athletes recover from concussions.

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 Spring Semester Research Grants

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

 

SAM AND IRENE BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Marissa Baker (Kenneth Louie) - $700
“Examining Factors Influencing Business Establishment Openings and Closings”

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.

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.

2015 Penn State Behrend - Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference

 

The twenty-fourth annual conference, held on April 11, 2015, included 171 presentations, 309 students, and 135 faculty members.

 

Students either presented their research and creative accomplishments in the form of oral presentations or as poster displays. The quality and sophistication of the student work increases every year. Unless noted, students are from Penn State Behrend.

 

Awards were given to the following students:

 

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION – BIOLOGY I