School of Engineering

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 Safety 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 211
(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.

Project Report: Using LEGO Mindstorms in a Control Systems Lab

Project Report: Using Mindstorms in a Control Systems Lab to
Impact Next Generation Engineers

Penn State Behrend

Project Summary

Engineering Programs Earn Reaccreditation

Four engineering programs at Penn State Behrend have been reaccredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor of university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The college’s engineering technology programs also hold accreditation by ABET.

ABET accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process that evaluates program curricula, faculty expertise, facilities, institutional support and other factors.