- Applied Research & Design Center
Provides state-of-the-art applied research and technology transfer to benefit industry in areas related to computer, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering.
- Center for Financial and Consumer Research
Examines issues pertaining to the credit card usage habits of consumers in the United States and international markets.
- Economic Research Institute of Erie
Collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates data and the resulting knowledge related to Erie County's economy to provide an enhanced understanding of the regional economic structure and its relation to the national and international economies.
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Center of Excellence
Dedicated to student and incumbent worker skills development in the field of ERP software development, maintenance, and operation.
- The Institute on the American Dream
Explores the bright and dark sides of individual, ethnic, and national dreams by defining, analyzing, and comparing dreams; seeking their origins; and evaluating who wins and who loses under the various definitions.
- Janet Neff Sample Center for Manners and Civility
Fosters a civility-enriched academic experience within the college community by providing resources for teaching, research, and co-curricular programs leading to an understanding of the global, theoretical dimensions of civility as well as to an enhancement of practical interpersonal and public communication skills.
- K-12 Engineering Outreach Center
Coordinates the school's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach activities to school-aged youth.
- Medical Plastics Center of Excellence
Focuses on education and applied research related to the use of polymers in the medical field. Activities include material testing, computer modeling and process simulation technology, and a simulated modular clean room that houses a liquid silicone rubber-molding machine. The center also includes a medical plastics certificate, first of its kind in the United States, providing undergraduate students an education in the design, development, and manufacture of medical plastic devices.
- Partnership Erie
Provides non-profit organizations in the Erie region with complimentary Web planning, development, hosting and maintenance services while providing Penn State Behrend students with practical Web development experience.
- RFID Center of Excellence
Assists businesses in implementing Radio Frequency Identification Technology, which increases productivity and reduces costs; prepares businesses for supply chain customer compliance; and expedites information technology providers' understanding of RFID technologies. The center conducts and coordinates applied research in the areas of RFID technology and supply chain management and develops RFID implementation service offerings, such as executive briefings, public and customized training programs, pilot projects, and an internship program.
- Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Provides high quality research and evaluation for the social service base of northwest Pennsylvania through cutting-edge evaluations of program effectiveness, identification of best practices, and grant-writing services.