Research and Outreach

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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School of Humanities
Young Peoples Chorus
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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

College to Lead Regional Innovation Collaborative

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.

April 7: Keystone Energy Forum on Economics of Shale Gas

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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.

April 7: Boston Brass to Perform in Music at Noon

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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.

Erie Engineering Firm to Expand After Move to Knowledge Park

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.

350 Middle- and High-School Students Attend Science Olympiad

More than 350 middle- and high-school students attended the Science Olympiad at Penn State Behrend on Tuesday, March 10.Shyler Abbey’s science project – a knot of K’NEX rods, switches and fishing line – was built to ring a buzzer, which Shyler, a senior at Seneca High School, had set near the bottom of a cardboard box.