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Penn State Behrend Welcomes Largest Freshman Class Ever on Move-in Day

Anthony Faulk, a Blairsville native, is one 1,282 new first-year students at Penn State Behrend this fall.An assortment of New York Mets baseball caps sits on a dresser in the corner of Anthony Faulk’s dorm room.

“I couldn’t leave home without my hat collection,” said Faulk, a Blairsville native who plans to major in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

GE Camp Encourages Students to 'Learn Like A Girl'

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.

More than 150 Attend Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference

More than 150 attended the Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference.More than 150 plastics professionals attended the Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on June 18 and 19.

This marked the fifth year that Penn State Behrend has hosted the conference, and it was the largest so far. The conference had also been held at Behrend in 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2013.

Objectives and Outcomes for Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Enrollment and Graduation Data (pdf) (word)

Industrial Engineering Educational Objectives

Erie Businessman, Philanthropist Joseph Prischak Named Honorary Alumnus

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.

Autodesk Gift Leads to New Possibilities across the College

The spring art show at Kochel Center tends to be heavy on photography – still lifes, lightning strikes, black-and-whites of roommates and cats.

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.

Supermileage Team Hopes to Travel 2,000 Miles on One Gallon of Gas

The longest six minutes of Cody Colpo’s summer will be on Friday, the final day of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ International Supermileage Challenge. He’ll be 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.

Three Faculty Members Earn Promotions and Tenure

Three members of the faculty at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, have been granted tenure and promoted:

 

Jason Bennett, associate professor of chemistryJason A. Bennett is now associate professor of chemistry. He teaches general chemistry, quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis and upper-level instrumentation lab experiments.

 

 

 

 

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