Community & Workforce Programs

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.


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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Community & Workforce Programs

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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Community & Workforce Programs

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!

July 23 & 24: Pioneer Reunion for 1948-63 Alumni

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Women in Glenhill Farmhouse dormitory roomThe first students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are invited to return for a special two-day reunion in July.

March 24: Plastics Alumni Reception in Orlando

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School of Engineering
Community & Workforce Programs

Join Hall of Famer John Beaumont, Jon Meckley, Ralph Ford, Lucy Lenhardt, Brad Johnson, Gary Smith, Jason Williams, and Brian Young as we travel to Orlando for the NPE tradeshow.

In addition to being at the tradeshow, the Plastics Alumni Association and the Behrend alumni office will be hosting a reception for Behrend plastics engineering alumni Tuesday, March 24.

March 23-27: Office of Community and Workforce Programs to exhibit at NPE2015

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School of Engineering
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In collaboration with the School of Engineering, the Penn State Behrend Office of Community and Workforce Programs will exhibit at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase​ to be held March 23-27 in Orlando, Florida.

Thermoplastic Materials and Testing - August 2016

1. Plastics Phenomena - what makes plastics different from other materials

  • Viscoelasticity
  • Entanglement
  • Orientation
  • Crystallinity

2. Mechanical Testing

  • Tensile
  • Flexural
  • Impact

3. Physical Testing

  • Hardness
  • Specific Gravity

4. Rheological Testing