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Assistant professor of engineering Alicyn Rhoades

$500K NSF grant will advance Behrend faculty member's plastics research

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant to Alicyn Rhoades, an assistant professor of engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, to study how friction and cooling rates during the manufacturing process affect the strength, flexibility and biodegradation of plastic materials.
Top Instagram Photos of 2016

Top Instagram Photos of 2016

We're counting down the top Instagram photos of 2016!

Did one of your submissions make the cut?

Now through the New Year, be sure to visit our Instagram profile to see the best photos of the year!

Congratulations to our fall graduates!

Congratulations to our fall graduates!

One hundred and seventy-seven degrees were conferred this fall at Penn State Behrend's Commencement Ceremony.

We'd like to once again congratulate all of our graduates and officially welcome them to the largest alumni network in the country.

Here are some snapshots commemorating the special evening. Students, be sure to tag yourselves and your friends!

Read the Commencement Address by Michael Woycheck '97, "Your Opportunity"

Michael A. Woycheck '97, who was the Farewell speaker at the commencement where he was awarded a B.S. in Management Information Systems, gave the Commencement Address at the December 16 ceremony in Junker Center.

Read Dr. Soledad Traverso's Commencement Faculty Address, "Surrealism in Everyday Life"

Professor of Spanish Dr. Soledad Traverso gave a Faculty Address titled “Surrealism in Everyday Life” at the fall 2016 commencement in Junker Center.