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Supermileage Team Travels 1,020 Miles on One Gallon of Gas

The longest six minutes of Cody Colpo’s summer likely came on Friday, June 6, the final day of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ International Supermileage Challenge. He was watching a timer, waiting for a carbon-fiber test car to clear the far side of the track at the Eaton Corporation’s Marshall Proving Grounds.

Supermileage is a slow-motion race: Drivers try to keep the vehicles at a fuel-efficient 15.1 mph. For the crew – Colpo, a senior from Evans City, is captain of the team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College – it’s a nerve-wracking wait.

June 16: MBA Pittsburgh Information Session

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Lauren at RLAPenn State’s part-time Master of Business Administration degree program in Pittsburgh will host two summer events for prospective students.

Construction to Begin on $16.5M Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and the Greater Erie Industrial Development Corp., an affiliate of DevelopErie, broke ground on May 15 for a $16.5 million Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center, a collaborative research facility that will add classrooms, engineering labs and private industry space to Knowledge Park.

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