New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, among the top 50 undergraduate programs in the nation. The college appears at No. 47 on the list, which was released today.
Other Penn State Behrend programs were not eligible to appear in the rankings. U.S. News evaluates colleges and universities based in part on their academic accreditations; within the Penn State system, most programs are accredited university-wide, with no distinction among campuses.
Judith Giordan, vice president and managing director of the venture development and investment firm ecosVC, will speak at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, October 2, for the School of Engineering’s Fall 2014 Speaker Event.
Penn State Behrend MBA alumnus Edward L. Auslander, the president and CEO of LORD Corp., has been named the college’s 2014 Alumni Fellow.
Alumni Fellow is a permanent and lifelong designation awarded by the Penn State Alumni Association to recognize Penn State graduates who are leaders in their professions. Auslander met with students in Behrend’s School of Engineering and Sam and Irene School of Business on Sept. 8 and will be honored by the University at a dinner gala in October.
In the Lego lab, where the girls built yellow-mouthed robot alligators, using motors and cables and motion-sensors to snap the jaws onto any little Lego man that wandered past, Cassandra Reese talked about her dream job.
She wants to be a marine biologist. She wants to swim with dolphins and net starfish and save the coral reefs, which support a quarter of all marine life.
Erie businessman and philanthropist Joseph J. Prischak has been named an Honorary Alumnus of Penn State. He is one of only four people to receive the prestigious designation this year.
Honorary alumni status recognizes individuals who are not graduates of the university but have made significant contributions to Penn State’s welfare, reputation and prestige. The designation has been awarded fewer than 120 times since its creation in 1973.