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April 5: Pittsburgh M.B.A. Admissions Information Session

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Pittsburgh M.B.A. graduatePenn State’s part-time Master of Business Administration degree program in Pittsburgh will host three spring events for prospective students.

June 22-23: Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference

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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is again hosting this highly successful conference. Come learn from industry experts. There will be half-hour presentations in the mornings, with three concurrent sessions on injection molding technology, materials technology, and executive/management practices. The afternoons will feature a choice of three-hour tutorials, with many including a hands-on component. A networking session will be held after the tutorials on June 22.

Nursing Programs for Saint Vincent Employees

A degree in nursing from Penn State prepares nurses to excel in their chosen professions.


Application of Thermal Analysis Techniques to Plastics - August 2016

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) -material identification, blend compatibility, impurity detection, determination of melt temperature
  • Flash DSC - establish dependence of % crystallinity on cooling rate / heating rate, evaluate molded-in orientation and flow-induced crystallinity via first heat of molded samples.

Scientific Cooling - May 2016

  • Learn energy principles in relation to specific polymers.
  • Understand how Heat Transfer and Energy Flow affect part quality and cycle time.
  • Create Heat Budget and Balancing using Energy Flow calculations.
  • Understand Reynolds Number’s relationship to Turbulent Flow.
  • Learn Turbulent Flow’s impact on sustainable molding practices.
  • Study the 3 R’s of Scientific Cooling to develop and maintain efficient cooling setup and processes.
  • Review coolant delivery and distribution principles.

Proctored Exam Testing Center

Penn State Behrend offers on-site testing for:

  • students in World Campus courses taking proctored exams
  • students from any university taking a proctored exam

Testing Center Hours:

You may schedule an exam during the Community and Workforce Programs office hours, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. The exam must be completed by 5:00 p.m. and the exam will be scheduled based on the exam allotment time. Please arrive 10 minutes before your exam.


October 9: Advanced Manufacturing Forum 2015

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The Advanced Manufacturing Forum—Penn State will be held Friday, October 9. The 2015 event is presented by the School of Engineering and Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend. Hosted in the past by the Penn State Smeal College of Business, the event moves to Erie, PA, for the first time in 2015.

Injection Molding Principles - November 2016

1. Overview of the Injection Molding Cycle

  • The injection unit
  • The clamp
  • The mold

2. Injection Control

  • The feedback loop
  • Charting pressure and velocity
  • Utilizing velocity-controlled filling
  • Pressure limited velocity

3. Plastics Flow During Injection Molding

  • The worm analogy
  • Laminar flow and fountain flow
  • Effects of temperature, pressure, and molecular weight

4. Shrinkage and Volume Changes

September 11-October 16: Capital Campaign Coaching

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Capital Campaign Coaching will be held this September and October at Penn State Behrend.A certificate program designed for non-profit leaders who hope to launch a capital campaign within the next five years will be offered this fall at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The six-week non-credit program begins Sept. 11.

September 11-October 16: Capital Campaign Coaching course

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Capital Campaign Coaching

A six-week continuing education course at Penn State Behrend held in conjunction with the Association of Fundraising Professionals


This hands-on course is led by some of the region’s premier fundraising professionals, who have led numerous capital campaigns.

In just SIX WEEKS, you will be ready to develop your very own capital campaign plan for your organization!