School of Engineering

U.S. News Ranks Engineering Program at Penn State Behrend among Nation's Best

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.

October 2: Judith Giordan - Engineering Speaker Event

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Judith Giordan will be the speaker at this year's School of Engineering Fall 2014 Speaker Event.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.

LORD Corporation CEO Ed Auslander '91 M.B.A. Named 2014 Alumni Fellow

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.

September 30: Adult Learner Admissions Open House

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Adult student in Clark CafePenn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in Roche Hall, located in the college’s School of Science complex. Seminars on admissions and financial aid will follow.

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

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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.