Research and Outreach

Schedule of Presentations

Programs for 2015 Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference

Accessing College Resources


Below is an overview of the ways business and industry can access the college's many outreach resources. The primary contacts are:

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Council of Fellows Excellence in Outreach Award


The Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows established the Excellence in Outreach Award in 2000 to recognize faculty members who, in the opinion of students, colleagues, and community leaders, most truly embody the outreach mission of the college, the community, and an academic profession.

2014    Mr. Stephen Strom

2013    Dr. Greg Filbeck

2012    Mrs. Ann Bolla Quinn

Council of Fellows Faculty Research Award


The Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows established the Research Award in 1982 to recognize faculty members who, in the opinion of their  peers, truly fill the role of inspired, dedicated researchers.



2014    Dr. Michael Brown

2013    Dr. Blair Tuttle

Conference Agenda


7:30 a.m.


Registration for all Participants and Judges

(Participants will receive a packet of information that includes a name badge and the abstract book.)

Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipients

2013-2014    Nicholas Friedl, Jerry Casbohm (Chemistry)

2011-2012    Lauren Kolb (Political Science)

2010-2011   James Pander (Chemistry)

2009-2010   Christine Giuliano (Political Science), James Hodge (Psychology)

2008-2009   Jessica Schubert (Psychology), Chelsea Fenush (Psychology)

2007-2008   Alicia Klinvex (Computer Science), Christopher Suprock (Mechanical Engineering)

2006-2007   Kala Wolfe (Biology)

Cultural and Community Outreach

  • Community Outreach - CFKArboretum at Penn State Behrend
    Recognized as an arboretum through its membership in the American Public Gardens Association, the Penn State Behrend campus is home to more than 200 species of native and exotic trees.

Related University, State, and Federal Programs

  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
    Provides early stage/technology funding and business support services to emerging tech-based startups and existing manufacturers in northern and central Pennsylvania.