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New Scholarships Increase Funding for Students with Disabilities

A new $100,000 scholarship endowment will significantly expand educational opportunities for students with disabilities at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Penn State Behrend Economist Sees Growth in Erie Markets

Erie-region employers have hired more than 2,600 new workers since September, edging closer to pre-recession levels, according to the latest Erie Leading Index, which was released June 19.

Efforts Garner $600,000 NSF Grant, $1 Million in Scholarships

October 17, 2011 – From increased enrollments in STEM fields of study to high student retention rates and a successful mentoring program, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is doing its part to increase the STEM workforce—thanks to nearly $1.1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Undergraduate Research Conference to Showcase Student Work

Think changing your car battery is a hassle? Try replacing a battery attached to the International Space Station.

College Named a Military Friendly School

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is included on a new list honoring the colleges, universities and trade schools that provide the most supportive academic environment for America’s service members, veterans and military spouses.

Students, Software Rescue Draft Horses From Slaughter

Engineers don’t normally find themselves being drooled on at work, but it comes with the territory when your “client” is a 1,900-pound draft horse with a sweet tooth. The horse, Fargo, thought Joseph Hirn, the software engineering student standing next to him, might have a peppermint in his hand; Fargo reached down to find out.

Conference to Assess, Address Skill Gaps in Erie County Workforce

The jobs problem in Erie County, where 10,000 people were unemployed in April, suggests that local employers aren’t hiring. But many are.