Research and Outreach

November 7: Finance Speaker Series

Behrend Section: 
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”

Behrend Section: 
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”

Behrend Section: 
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.

Undergraduate Student Research Deadlines

Listed below are the Undergraduate Student Research Deadlines. You may also view the research deadlines in PDF format.

Penn State Behrend students may also request funding support for conference travel.


2013 Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference Winners

The twenty-second annual conference, held on April 13, 2013, included 139 presentations, 226 students, and 106 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:


Educational Outreach

  • Career Fairs
    A number of career fairs are held throughout the year to help connect students with potential employers.
  • Center for Service
    Provides meaningful volunteer experiences for students.
  • Continuing Education
    Provides non-degree training programs to businesses, organizations and individuals.

Schedule of Presentations

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