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.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will lead a three-year, $1.5 million initiative to spur business innovation and support entrepreneurs across the Erie region. The effort will boost small businesses and start-ups by creating a network of educational, industry and community institutions that are committed to improving the region’s economy.
Members of the Keystone Energy Forum, an outreach group that promotes shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania, view the Marcellus Shale formation as a sort of buried treasure – the largest natural gas field outside Qatar or Iran.
Collecting that gas is not an easy process. The economic payoff could be immense, however: Full access to the formation could create 200,000 new jobs in Pennsylvania, according to the forum.
For more than 27 years, Boston Brass’ unique brand of humor has been a staple of the brass quintet. The humor is a way for the group to bridge the gap of classical formality, one of the reasons they have been a repeat performer in Music at Noon: The Logan Series.
Boston Brass’ latest performance in the program takes place Tuesday, April 7, at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking for audience members will be available in the Reed lot. The performance is part of the 25th season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series.
Process and Data Automation, an Erie-based engineering and data-services firm, will relocate to Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park this spring. The company, which provides full-service industrial control systems for the food and beverage, metals, pet food and wastewater industries, withdrew a bid to purchase the vacant Ridgefield Elementary School in November.
A student investment team from Penn State Behrend offered a “buy” recommendation for Black Box Networking Services, a top provider of voice and data networks, at the 2015 Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge in Pittsburgh.