Applied Research & Design Center
Provides state-of-the-art applied research and technology transfer to benefit industry in areas related to computer, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering.
Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE)
Collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates data and the resulting knowledge related to Erie County's economy to provide an enhanced understanding of the regional economic structure and its relation to the national and international economies. The ERIE Institute has identified a set of eight variables—known as the ERIE Leading Index (ELI)—that can be used to help forecast the economic future of the Erie area. The latest ELI is always linked on the ERIEdata.org homepage.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Center of Excellence
Dedicated to student and incumbent worker skills development in the field of ERP software development, maintenance, and operation.
The Institute on the American Dream
Explores the bright and dark sides of individual, ethnic, and national dreams by defining, analyzing, and comparing dreams; seeking their origins; and evaluating who wins and who loses under the various definitions.
Janet Neff Sample Center for Manners and Civility
Fosters a civility-enriched academic experience within the college community by providing resources for teaching, research, and co-curricular programs leading to an understanding of the global, theoretical dimensions of civility as well as to an enhancement of practical interpersonal and public communication skills.
Medical Plastics Center of Excellence
Focuses on education and applied research related to the use of polymers in the medical field. Activities include material testing, computer modeling and process simulation technology, and a simulated modular clean room that houses a liquid silicone rubber-molding machine. The center also includes a medical plastics certificate, first of its kind in the United States, providing undergraduate students an education in the design, development, and manufacture of medical plastic devices.
Provides non-profit organizations in the Erie region an inexpensive way to establish a presence on the Internet, and provide Penn State Behrend students with practical experience.