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Penn State Behrend swimmer Liam Watterson swims in a race.

Siblings set records in Penn State Behrend pool

A Watterson has been in the water for Penn State Behrend in each of the past 10 swim seasons. "Swimming definitely helped us build a bond," says Liam, the youngest.
More than 30 students and clubs or organizations were recognized Thursday, April 19, at Penn State Behrend’s annual Excellence in Student Leadership and Service Awards.

Penn State Behrend recognizes students’ service and leadership with ceremony

More than 30 students and clubs or organizations were recognized Thursday, April 19, at Penn State Behrend’s annual Excellence in Student Leadership and Service Awards.
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.
Associate professor of philosophy Joshua Shaw, at left, and associate librarian Russ Hall converse during the Faculty Publication Reception at Penn State Behrend.

Reception highlights scholarly work by Penn State Behrend faculty members

The scholarly works of more than 40 faculty members were on display Wednesday, April 18, at the Faculty Publication Reception at Penn State Behrend. The reception, held at the college’s John M. Lilley Library, gave faculty members the opportunity to display work published since 2016.
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.
2018 Erickson Grants logo

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.
A portrait of Ralph and Melanie Ford

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.

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