Penn State Behrend students pose with homeowners during a spring break service trip to Houston.

Learning while serving

"The smallest things we do for others can make a huge difference," says Priya Patel, one of 24 Behrend students who traveled to Texas to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
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A woman stands in the doorway of a dilapidated house.

Revitalizing the Rust Belt

The Public Policy Fund at Penn State Behrend will launch with two days of programming, including lessons from redevelopment in Detroit’s urban core.
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A Penn State Behrend student-athlete completes a pole vault jump

Yenchik sets Penn State Behrend pole vault record

Penn State Behrend track and field athlete Haley Yenchik set a school record in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.61 meters at the Slippery Rock University Open. Yenchik, a junior from Cecil, also cleared a height of 3.36 meters at the Behrend Invitational, winning the event.
Beaty-Warren Middle School seventh-grade student Kole Howard, left, observes a LEGO robot during the “LEGO Person” activity at 21st Century Kids, held Friday, April 20, at Penn State Behrend.

Beaty-Warren middle schoolers put memories to test at 21st Century Kids

More than 150 seventh-graders from Beaty-Warren Middle School attended 21st Century Kids, held Friday, April 20, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The bi-annual program brings youth from rural populations to the college, allowing them to experience a college setting and participate in hands-on STEM workshops taught by Penn State Behrend faculty members.
A nighttime photo of an ethane cracker plant

Penn State Behrend will connect Erie companies to $6 billion energy project

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has selected Penn State Behrend as a lead partner for developing business and market opportunities created by a $6 billion Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals project in Beaver County.
Senior industrial engineering major Mohamed Badawy, left, and Max Morrow, a senior finance and mathematics, took third place Simio Student Case Competition.

Interdisciplinary pairing leads to strong Simio Student Case Competition finish

Penn State Behrend senior industrial engineering major Mohamed Badawy and Max Morrow, a senior finance and mathematics, took third place in the recent Simio Student Case Competition. More than 250 teams from 36 colleges and 13 countries participated in the competition.
Ceremony audience and awards

Honors and Awards Convocation recognizes academic excellence

Penn State Behrend held its 69th annual Honors and Awards Convocation on Sunday, April 22.
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72 undergraduate students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants

The list of 2018 Erickson Discovery Grants has been released, and 72 students from Penn State campuses will have their work bolstered by a $3,500 grant from the Office of Undergraduate Education.