Outreach Initiatives

College Begins Construction of 'Innovation Commons'

Penn State Behrend has begun construction of a $112,000 “Innovation Commons,” a collaborative lab where students, faculty members and industry partners can develop product ideas, create prototypes and consult with lawyers, bankers, marketing experts and others who can support entrepreneurial projects.

Summer 2015: Academic Transition Program for Adults

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Adult student at whiteboard   

Adult and nontraditional learners who’d like to brush up on their math, reading or study skills before starting or returning to college are invited to attend a free summer workshop at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Black School of Business Provides Data, Analysis to Erie Vital Signs Project

The Economic Research Institute of Erie, a research center of the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend, has partnered with the Erie Community Foundation to provide data and analysis for Erie Vital Signs, a benchmarking program that tracks the region’s performance in seven key areas.

The move sharpens the program’s local focus. The analysis previously had been done at the University of Pittsburgh.

May 15: PARC's Annual Conference: Creating a Community Response to Cyberbullying

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School of Humanities
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PARC's annual conference will be held May 15, 2015.

Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend Now Open

The Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend, a 55-seat astronomy theater, opens Thursday, Nov. 6, after more than a year of renovations and improvements. The facility, housed in the School of Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, expands the original mission of the planetarium, a fixture in Erie since 1959.

The Erie County Historical Society closed the planetarium in 2013 to focus on other holdings. Penn State Behrend took ownership of the equipment, which complements the college’s outreach programs, including the popular Open House Nights in Astronomy.

Warren County Students Ace Jellybean Taste Test

Remember when Billy Jenkins laughed during dinner and the milk bubbled out of his nose? Gross, right?                                                   

January 15: Negotiate Effectively Workshop

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School of Business
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Negotiate Effectively, a non-credit, professional development offering, will be held Nov. 13 at Penn State Behrend.Negotiation is constant in the workplace: employers, co-workers, customers and competitors are always bargaining to resolve disputes.

GE Camp Encourages Students to 'Learn Like A Girl'

In the Lego lab, where the girls built yellow-mouthed robot alligators, using motors and cables and motion-sensors to snap the jaws onto any little Lego man that wandered past, Cassandra Reese talked about her dream job.

She wants to be a marine biologist. She wants to swim with dolphins and net starfish and save the coral reefs, which support a quarter of all marine life.

May 10: National Astronomy Day

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School of Science
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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Celebrates
NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

Saturday, May 10, 2014

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Mehalso Observatory and OBS Room 101

 

April 15: MCE/WISE Open House For High School Juniors

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WISE studentsAn informational open house for Minority College Experience (MCE) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), two summer college-prep programs hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will be held on Wednesday, April 15.

High school juniors and their parents are invited to attend the information session, which begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the Reed Union Building.