Research and Outreach

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

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.

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.

PBS Series Features Work of Penn State Behrend Anthropologist

A new PBS series about a research team that uses laser technology to examine key archeological sites, including the Egyptian pyramids, features the work of Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Bedal appears in the final episode of “Time Scanners,” a three-part series that originally aired on the National Geographic channel. She discusses her work at a unique garden and pool complex in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra, which once was part of the Nabataean kingdom.

YPC Erie to Hold Summer Choir Camp

The Young People’s Chorus of Erie will hold its annual Summer Choir Camp on Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8.

The camp, which will be held at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 West Seventh Street, focuses on developing singers’ voices through interactive workshops and expert instruction. The day camp is open to all children, ages 7 to 13, and it meets from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with morning drop-off at 8:30 a.m.

Young People’s Chorus of Erie Performs for Senator Pat Toomey During Summer Tour

YPC Erie performed an impromptu concert for Senator Pat Toomey as part of its summer tour.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, a youth outreach program of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, performed an impromptu concert for Senator Pat Toomey at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. as part of its annual summer tour last week.

2014 Penn State Behrend - Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference


The twenty-third annual conference, held on April 12, 2014, included 164 presentations, 248 students, and 136 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: