Sometimes when Danny Forster finds himself suspended hundreds of feet in the air or wedged beside a stone crusher a hundred feet below ground, he wonders why he hadn't focused more while earning his masters degree in architecture.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host a free Admissions Open House for prospective students on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The Open House begins at 10 a.m. High school students and their families can meet with faculty from the Black School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science and School of Engineering to learn about Penn State Behrend’s more than 40 undergraduate degrees and 25 certificate programs.
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.