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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.
Wenrui Cai pictured outside, in front of a tree.

Penn State Behrend student's interest in diversity flourishes on campus

Because of her heritage and previous life experiences, Wenrui Cai, who is of Chinese descent but was raised in Milan, Italy, has always been interested in interacting with diverse populations. That’s exactly what she has done at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where she recently completed her sophomore year.
Alexandra Alfonso Castro pictured.

Behrend student promotes healthy habits

Alexandra Alfonso Castro, a chemistry major who recently completed her junior year at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has made it her mission to promote healthy habits on campus. She created the Campus Health and Fitness Club, a new student organization that educates students on how they can avoid getting sick.
A detail from "Vortex," a digital painting by Jack Stone

Behrend art show turns commercial work into 'digital disorder'

Jack Stone's abstract art upends a long career in marketing and advertising, jumbling refined commercial images in a process he calls "digital deconstruction." The new versions will be on display at Penn State Behrend through Sept. 8.

Penn State Bookstores awards second round of Barnes and Noble grants

The Penn State Bookstores, managed by Barnes and Noble, has awarded its second round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University. As previously announced, the bookstores launched the new grant program through a five-year, $1.25 million commitment to the University.

Nominations sought for outstanding Penn State Graduate School alumni

The Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society is accepting nominations for three recognition awards — the Early Career Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Humanitarian Award — through Sept. 30.
a bridge designed by girls during GE Girls @ Penn State Behrend is pictured.

Middle school students design and engineer bridges at GE Girls program

A total of 50 seventh-and eighth-grade female students attended GE Girls @ Penn State Behrend during the week of June 19-23. The program — one of just 20 in the world — is a weeklong science, technology, engineering and math camp held on campus.
Taylor Morris graduated from Penn State Behrend with a degree in psychology this past May.

Research defines psychology graduate's time at Penn State Behrend

Taylor Morris graduated from Penn State Behrend with a degree in psychology this past May. The Bradford, Pennsylvania, native was recognized this spring with the Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award and the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award.

COIL at Penn State announces grant recipients

The Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State has announced it will fund four new projects through its Research Initiation Grant Program. The goal of the COIL grant program is to provide seed money for Penn State researchers to gather preliminary evidence to pursue external funding for larger studies that enhance teaching and learning through online innovation.
Behrend’s SAE Club's 2017 vehicle, pictured, traveled 2,418 miles on one gallon of gas.

New engine design powers Behrend Supermileage vehicle to 2,418 mpg

Powered by a new engine, Penn State Behrend’s Society of Automotive Engineers club team vehicle finished second in this year’s International Supermileage Challenge, held June 8-9 at the Eaton Corporation’s Marshall Proving Grounds test track. The vehicle traveled 2,418 miles on one gallon of gas.

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