Latest News

A portrait of Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall, with the Lace-N-Lock device.

Behrend idea lab fosters new levels of entrepreneurship

Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall earned a patent for his work on a senior design project. The product he invented will soon be tested in four states.
A screen shot from the Pokemon Go game at Penn State Behrend.

Can hunting for Pokémon help you find your way home?

Psychology students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, used the popular Pokémon Go game to test the spatial intelligence of 60 male and female players. The men drew more accurate maps after playing the game for 20 minutes.
Two employees work in a manufacturing setting.

ERIE Conference explores the future of manufacturing

Manufacturing employment in Erie County has decreased since the 1970s. Some jobs have come back, but the downward trend likely will continue, said Ken Louie, director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie. "There's a ratcheting effect downward, and that may be our major challenge," he said.
Men standing in a parking lot behind a blue truck that has smoke rising from a stack.

Visible Emissions Training Program improved for 2017-18

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) has announced schedule information for its 2017-18 Visible Emissions Training Program. Casually known as “Smoke School,” the program is designed for individuals who want to become certified in areas of air pollution prevention, technology, regulation, measurement and science.
Total Solar Eclipse pictured.

Experience the Great American Eclipse with Penn State Behrend

To commemorate the Great American Eclipse, Penn State Behrend invites guests to visit its School of Science on Monday, Aug. 21, for telescopic viewing of the phenomenon. Free parking will be available in the parking lot outside the School of Science Complex, which is also the site for the telescopic viewing.
Jason Pettner pictured in Benjamin Lane Plaza.

Behrend student seeks to make difference through financial planning

Jason Pettner was recognized for his accomplishments this spring at Penn State Behrend's Excellence in Student Leadership and Service Awards when he received the T. Reed Ferguson Award. The award honors a junior who has demonstrated scholarship, leadership and citizenship through his or her academic and out-of-class involvement and shows promise of further achievement in the senior year.