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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.