Engineering News Archives


Behrend Students Bring no Bias to Design of Cell-Phone Game
To understand the concept of confirmation bias, you just have to finish this pattern: 2, 4, 6, …
Behrend to Offer Industrial Engineering Major Beginning in Fall 2013
Design engineers often focus on the details of a project: the thickness of a filing cabinet’s walls, or the stiffness of the drawers.
Mascot Tries to Power-Up Game Development Certificate and Club
Three steps out of the office, Matt Campbell already is tugging at the bottom of his Mario costume.
$21.7 Million Gift Provides Full Access to Autodesk Software
Students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will have unprecedented access to world-class animation and modeling software thanks to a gift, valued at $21.7 million, from Autodesk, a leading global developer of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.
Erie Firm Gives Equipment to Penn State Behrend Plastics Lab
An Erie company has donated an injection-molding machine to the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Time Warner Cable Donation Supports Behrend LEGO Competitions
Time Warner Cable has donated $2,000 to support the Engineering K-12 Outreach Center and the FIRST LEGO League, an annual youth robotics program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The company announced the gift on Friday, Sept. 7.
Penn State Behrend and FMC Technologies Open World-Class Design Center
A $500,000 expansion at FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions, an Erie-based manufacturer of precision metering products for the oil and gas industry, will provide hands-on job training – and job offers – to engineering students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Supermileage Team Wins International Competition
A lightweight, single-seat test car designed by students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, won the Society of Automotive Engineers’ 2012 International Supermileage Challenge.
Behrend Graduate Examines the Science of False Smiles
A smiling man has to be happy, right? Not exactly.
Engineering Design Conference to Showcase Student Work
A sensor that will be launched on a NASA rocket and a GPS collar that will correct a wandering dog are among the senior design projects that students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will present Saturday at the Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference.
Students, Software Rescue Draft Horses From Slaughter
Engineers don’t normally find themselves being drooled on at work, but it comes with the territory when your “client” is a 1,900-pound draft horse with a sweet tooth. The horse, Fargo, thought Joseph Hirn, the software engineering student standing next to him, might have a peppermint in his hand; Fargo reached down to find out.
New Medical Plastics Center Links Industry, Academia and Research
October 19, 2011 – With a growth rate of nearly 10 percent annually, sales projected to reach $6.55 billion in 2012, and an estimated 100,000 related jobs, the medical plastics sector in the United States has a critical role in the growing health care industry.
Efforts Garner $600,000 NSF Grant, $1 Million in Scholarships
October 17, 2011 – From increased enrollments in STEM fields of study to high student retention rates and a successful mentoring program, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is doing its part to increase the STEM workforce—thanks to nearly $1.1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Catherine Franks Honored with Young Professional Award
October 13, 2011 – Catherine Franks, of Gibsonia, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been honored with a 2011 Athena Young Professional Leadership Award. Franks is an intern for FMC Technologies in Erie.
School of Engineering Ranked by U.S. News
September 13, 2011 – The School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been named among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "America’s Best Colleges" rankings, which will hit newsstands on Sept. 20.
Supermileage Team Earns Best-Yet Top Five Placement
August 4, 2011 – A lightweight, aerodynamic design and 1,011 miles-per-gallon earned engineering students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, fifth place overall for their single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle at the 2011 Society of Automotive Engineers' Supermileage Competition.
School of Engineering Ventures into Rapidly Growing Field of Medical Plastics
Aerodynamics and Rolling Resistance is Friday Night Fun for Supermileage Team
School of Engineering Receives $3.7 Million Gift To Support Medical Plastics
June 7, 2011 – Thanks to SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc., the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has received state-of-the-art SIGMASOFT® 3D Polymer System Simulation software, a gift valued at $3.7 million.
Seniors Present Capstone Projects at Engineering Conference
April 27, 2011 – Senior engineering students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, kick off finals week this Saturday when they present their senior design projects—a yearlong, capstone applied design experience that is a requirement for graduation.