News & Events

Alumnus Drums for Seahawks at Super Bowl XLIX

It starts in the tunnel, at the northeast corner of Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, when they first touch the turf. It’s soft, after all those hours in the lots, walking Pioneer Square, drumming one-two-one-two-one-two, and then marching into F.X. McRory’s, which on game days is more clown car than bar, jammed with Richard Sherman jerseys and “12th Man” tattoos. Once they’re all in, they whack those drums until their ears go numb.

Wearable Computers no Longer just for Jetsons

Google Glass had nothing on the VuMan 3, a portable computer worn by Marines at Camp Pendleton in 1993. The system – a processor worn on a belt and wired to a headband display – led mechanics through a 50-page inspection checklist for amphibious tractors.

The checklist had 600 data points, which took six hours to complete. A second Marine then had to transcribe the notes.

February 22: Paint the Hill Blue Ski Outing

Behrend Section: 
News & Events

"Paint the Hill Blue" will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, at Peek'n Peak.For one Sunday in February, the Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa will be stuck in a blue funk. Only this time, it’s a good thing.

“Paint the Hill Blue,” a get-together for Penn State alumni, family, friends, students and faculty members, will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, at Peek’n Peak. Discounted lift ticket and rental rates will be offered for all registrants and their guests.

U.S. News Ranks Online MBA among the Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn State’s online master of business administration program the seventh-best in the nation, sharing a position with Carnegie Mellon University. U.S. News evaluated the programs using four criteria: faculty credentials, student engagement, admissions selectivity and student services and technology.

January 27: ACM Speaker Reviews 15 Years of Wearable Computers

Behrend Section: 
School of Engineering
Student Activities
News & Events
Research and Outreach

The director of the Quality of Life Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University will discuss the future of wearable computers -- with possibilities far beyond your Fitbit -- during an Association for Computing Machinery talk at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Penn State Behrend Funds $41K in Spring Research

Penn State Behrend is funding more than $41,000 in undergraduate research this spring. Sixty-two students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Students in the Black School of Business will study the effectiveness of product placement in massively multiplayer online role-playing games, such as “Splinter Cell” and “Rainbow Six: Lockdown.”

Professor Receives $10K IBM Faculty Award

IBM has awarded $10,000 in research and teaching funding to Amit Deokar, an assistant professor in the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend.

Amit DeokarDeokar, who teaches management information systems, will use the funding to develop new courses in big data and analytics – topics that align with IBM’s strategic interests.

Penn State Behrend Leads AMCC Standings

With the fall teams having completed their seasons, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, leads the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference standings. The college has an 89.3 percent ranking – a full 5 percent higher than Franciscan University, which is in second place.

Penn State Behrend won conference titles in men’s golf, soccer and cross country, and in women’s soccer. Thirty-six student-athletes earned All-Conference honors.

Concussion Testing? There's an App for That

Rachael Razzano, a sophomore on the women's basketball team, is one of the athletes who has taken the C3 Logix test.Jeff Webster has served as the head athletic trainer at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for nearly 20 years. Plenty has changed over that span, yet his biggest challenge remains the same.

“Concussions are the single-most frustrating thing we deal with,” Webster says. “We can monitor them, but there’s only so much we can do.”

Google Glass a Good Fit for Black School of Business Class

No doubt you're familiar with Google Glass. People have been talking about wearable technology for years, but there is still no product available for the mass market. Odd?

Not in today's world, where innovation starts with designing a product minimally and tossing it out into the market to see what customers have to say. Smart companies then modify the original idea until the product suits the customers' needs.