Research and Outreach

Conference Showcases Undergraduate Student Research

Students from 13 area colleges and universities presented their research at the 23rd annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, April 12. More than 200 students explained projects that advance a wide range of topics, including:

April 3: MCE/WISE Open House For High School Juniors

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WISE studentsAn informational open house for Minority College Experience (MCE) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), two summer college-prep programs hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will be held on Thursday, April 3.

High school juniors and their parents are invited to attend the information session, which begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the Reed Union Building.

April 3: MBA Information Session

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Metzgar CenterThe Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host a final spring information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s Master of Business Administration degree program.

March 26: MBA Information Session

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Student Life
School of Business
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Veterans
Alumni

Metzgar CenterThe Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host spring information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s Master of Business Administration degree program.

March 11: MBA Information Session

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Student Life
School of Business
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Academic and Career Planning Center
College Registrar
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Adult Admissions
Graduate Admissions
MBA
Veterans
Alumni

Metzgar CenterThe Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host three spring information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the college’s Master of Business Administration degree program.

November 7: Finance Speaker Series

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Research and Outreach
School of Business

A federal mediator will discuss simple option strategies that investors can use to yield more profit at the next Finance Speaker Series presentation at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.                                                     

October 7: “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles”

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Research and Outreach

Kenneth WomackThe Penn State Humanities Laureate loves pop culture, yeah yeah yeah.

Kenneth Womack, a prolific writer on movies and music (and even the Sheetz convenience store chain), will share his Beatles scholarship on Monday, Oct. 7, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

September 17: “Brain Activity, Thinking, and Symptoms in Schizophrenia”

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Research and Outreach

Brain imagePhysical changes to the schizophrenic brain will be the topic of the next Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior at Penn State Behrend.

Silver Coating Kills Bacteria on Campus Door Handles

Can a door handle keep you healthy?

That depends on what’s on it. Most are teeming with bacteria: staph, E. coli, Enterococcus and sometimes even Salmonella. That stuff can make you sick.

Doors in the Reed, Prischak, Burke and Junker buildings on campus are now coated with something different: Agion silver, an antimicrobial compound that doctors put on catheters and heart valves. Moisture – in this case, the sweat and oils on a person’s hand – activates the silver ions, which bind to the bacteria’s cell walls. The cells die, and the surface is cleaner.