Research and Outreach

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.

October 30: WQLN Radio Collegiate Challenge Broadcast

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
School of Humanities
School of Engineering
Student Life
School of Business
News & Events
Research and Outreach
Alumni

On Thursday, October 30, WQLN FM, Erie’s public radio station, will broadcast from the Reed Union Building as part of its annual Collegiate Challenge fundraiser.

Mathematician's Visit Leads to Academic Paper

The paper she began in May, during a residency in South Africa, first took shape a year earlier, in the Hammermill Building, where Papiya Bhattacharjee hosted three days of discussion about ordered algebraic structures.

Bhattacharjee, an assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State Behrend, is an expert in point-free topology. That’s the study of the properties that allow geometric figures to bend or stretch without breaking. It’s how computers are programmed to make decisions.

Penn State Behrend Funds More than $53K in Fall Research

Penn State Behrend is funding more than $53,000 in undergraduate research this fall. Students from more than 30 majors are participating in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Biology students will begin a four-year effort to catalog insect species collected on the 854-acre Penn State Behrend campus. DNA samples will be extracted from each insect and shared with the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, where DNA barcodes are used to improve species discovery and identification.

Arboretum at Penn State Behrend celebrates 10 years

Zachary Irwin was one of the speakers at the Tenth Anniversary Arboretum Celebration.Ten years ago, the Arboretum at Penn State Behrend gained its formal status as an arboretum from the American Public Gardens Association. But faculty members, staff members, and friends of the college in attendance at the Aug. 8 Tenth Anniversary Arboretum Celebration know that 10 years was merely a formality.

Penn State Behrend, UECDC Partner to Educate Students About Rain Gardens

Niyokindi Thiery was one of eleven students who is taking a class to learn about rain gardens at Penn State Behrend.It often takes years for people to figure out what to do for a living.

Niyokindi Thiery is off to a nice start.

“I want to be a scientist,” the 11-year-old Diehl Elementary School student said while closely observing a rain garden on the campus of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.