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Computer Engineering Professor Urges Graduates to be "Agents of Change"

It is a Penn State Behrend tradition to have a faculty member give the commencement address; Dr. Christopher Coulston, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and chair of the computer science and software engineering degree programs, spoke to the spring 2012 graduates at the May 4 ceremony held in downtown Erie’s Louis J. Tullio Arena.

Erie Firm Gives Equipment to Penn State Behrend Plastics Lab

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An Erie company has donated an injection-molding machine to the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Sis-Boom-Botany! Science Olympiad Puts STEM Education in the Game

In 1983, a small group of high school teachers in Michigan adopted the ethos of varsity athletics–challenge, competition, teamwork, and reward—to encourage and inspire standards-based science education. From a grassroots movement to a national presence with 6,200 teams in 50 states, Science Olympiad has since grown into the premiere science competition in the nation.

Satellite Battery Could Put Nittany Lion Paw Print in Space

On Feb. 3, 2006, astronauts tossed an old spacesuit off the International Space Station. Inside was a transmitter, a temperature sensor and some batteries.

Metzgar Center Namesake Named Distinguished Alumnus

Warren philanthropist and businessman Robert D. Metzgar was one of seven Penn State alumni to be honored this year by the Penn State Board of Trustees with the Distinguished Alumni Award. This is the University’s highest award to an individual.

Women's Soccer Team Earns Spot in NCAA Tournament

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The women’s soccer team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, could have quit at 0-6.

Tough Terrain Nothing New for Cross-Country Captain

Granted one wish, Alex Myers, who was sick, picked a swimming pool.

His mother said no. Their home in Oakmont, near Pittsburgh, was on a slope.

A dog, then, he said.

His mother shook her head.

A Corvette.

“No,” she said. “You’re 6.”

Weekend's 30 Hour Famine Supports Erie City Mission, Wesleyville Interfaith Food Pantry

Poverty and hunger aren’t issues that can be resolved in a day, but that doesn’t mean that 25 students from Penn State Behrend won’t give it the old college try.

Faculty Members Offer Tips for Kids' Christmas Lists

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Forget Furby and Lalaloopsy. “Hot” holiday toys rarely stand the test of time. For most kids, interest in these trendy, flashy toys fizzles before the garbage truck carries off the boxes.