Research and Outreach

January 27: ACM Speaker Reviews 15 Years of Wearable Computers

Behrend Section: 
School of Engineering
Student Activities
News & Events
Research and Outreach

The director of the Quality of Life Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University will discuss the future of wearable computers -- with possibilities far beyond your Fitbit -- during an Association for Computing Machinery talk at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Penn State Behrend Funds $41K in Spring Research

Penn State Behrend is funding more than $41,000 in undergraduate research this spring. Sixty-two students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Students in the Black School of Business will study the effectiveness of product placement in massively multiplayer online role-playing games, such as “Splinter Cell” and “Rainbow Six: Lockdown.”

Alumna Uses Residency Elective to Work in Health and Wellness Center

Dr. Meaghan Johnson, a Behrend alumna, has chosen to use one of her residency electives to work in the Health and Wellness Center at the college.

Dr. Meaghan Johnson remembers college as a time for change and growth. It’s one of the reasons she says she enjoys working with people of that age group so much.

Concussion Testing? There's an App for That

Rachael Razzano, a sophomore on the women's basketball team, is one of the athletes who has taken the C3 Logix test.Jeff Webster has served as the head athletic trainer at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for nearly 20 years. Plenty has changed over that span, yet his biggest challenge remains the same.

“Concussions are the single-most frustrating thing we deal with,” Webster says. “We can monitor them, but there’s only so much we can do.”

More than 160 High School Students Attend Women in Engineering Day

More than 160 high school girls attended Women in Engineering Day this year at Penn State Behrend.Alisa Santiago, Brittany Loper, Sarah Shaw and Neely Colvin sat parallel to one another, looking down at the wooden car they had just built.

“Okay, I think we’re ready to go,” Loper said.

With her partners huddled behind her, Colvin took the vehicle to the top of the ramp, positioned it appropriately, and let it go.

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

Ismael Lopez (Huan Chen) - $700
“Product Placement in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs)”

Theodore Wisinski (Kenneth Louie) - $700
“Impact of Trade Measures on Local Poverty Levels”

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

December 14: YPC to Perform with Jim Brickman During 'On a Winter’s Night'

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Research and Outreach

The Young People Chorus of Erie will perform alongside Jim Brickman during his “On a Winter’s Night” concert.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie has been invited to sing alongside Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman during his Dec. 14 concert at the Warner Theatre.

Young People's Chorus of Erie to Perform with Jim Brickman at Holiday Concert

The Young People Chorus of Erie will perform alongside Jim Brickman during his “On a Winter’s Night” concert.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie has been invited to sing alongside Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman during his Dec. 14 concert at the Warner Theatre.

Warren County Students Ace Jellybean Taste Test

Remember when Billy Jenkins laughed during dinner and the milk bubbled out of his nose? Gross, right?                                                   

January 15: Negotiate Effectively Workshop

Behrend Section: 
School of Business
News & Events
Research and Outreach
Outreach Initiatives

Negotiate Effectively, a non-credit, professional development offering, will be held Nov. 13 at Penn State Behrend.Negotiation is constant in the workplace: employers, co-workers, customers and competitors are always bargaining to resolve disputes.