School of Engineering

Students Push Limits, Develop Video Games in 48 Hours

A total of 22 students across four teams competed in Global Game Jam 2016 at Penn State Behrend.Adam Winterbottom sat detached from his surroundings, blankly staring ahead at the wall in the Game Development Lab of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center.

“Uh, maybe you should go get some sleep,” said Peter Kalmar, a senior computer science major and one of Winterbottom’s partners for Global Game Jam 2016.

Penn State President Eric Barron Dedicates Innovation Commons

Penn State Behrend’s Innovation Commons – an idea laboratory, maker space, technology playground, legal office, marketing agency and entrepreneurs’ gathering spot rolled under one roof – has opened to support small businesses and start-ups.

Student Research Opportunities

We offer students the opportunity to conduct research for industry sponsors, work with award-winning faculty, and be recruited by companies around the world.

Our students gain valuable experience to position them well for employment opportunities after graduation while developing relationships with industry and references at a renowned institution.

Students work part-time on a variety of research projects. The hourly rate is based on experience and semester standing, typically $10.00-$14.00 per hour.

Students Honored at 15th Annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

Nearly 240 students were honored Oct. 24 as part of Penn State Behrend's annual Endowed Scholarship LuncheonStudents, parents, philanthropists and members of the Penn State Behrend community convened upon the college’s Junker Center on Oct. 24 for a celebration of academic excellence and generosity.

Unit Specific Plans

Penn State Behrend's School of Engineering is committed to workplace safety and health. 

Xinwei Niu, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office Location: 
Burke 247
(814) 898 6912


Fall Career and Internship Fair Draws Record Number of Students and Employers

More than 1,200 students attended this year's Fall Career and Internship Fair at Penn State Behrend.With more than 1,200 students in attendance at the fall Career and Internship Fair at Penn State Behrend, Malinda Miller knew she had to stand out.

However, the senior software engineering major was also wise enough to trust in her abilities.

Outreach Activity

Outreach Activity: Robotics and Control Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT


Activity 1:

Objective: Build and program a robot (wheeled car) to drive into a space and exit as quickly as possible without touching the wall.