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

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) 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.
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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.
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Fords lead creation of $100,000 scholarship at Penn State Behrend

Penn State Behrend Chancellor Ralph Ford and his wife, Melanie Ford, a faculty member in the School of Engineering and director of Youth Education Outreach at the college, led the creation of a $100,000 endowment for students with financial need. The first scholarships were awarded in the fall of 2017.
Penn State Behrend pitcher Jack Herezing prepares to throw the ball.

Penn State Behrend pitcher sets career strikeout record

Pitcher Jack Herzing set a Penn State Behrend record for career strikeouts, with 257. Herzing, a senior from St Marys, fanned the first nine batters in a game against Alfred State. He struck out 16 before the game ended.