Research & Outreach

Research and Outreach mainPenn State Behrend is an undergraduate and graduate college of a major research and land-grant university, Penn State University. Land-grant institutions were founded with the idea that higher education could maintain classical and scientific studies but also should be responsive to the needs of the public.

Here at Penn State Behrend we take this land-grant mission seriously and as our mission states we "provide innovative, integrated, and high-quality teaching, research, and outreach programs, with a particular focus on serving the tristate region’s economic, social, and intellectual development." To this end, a number of outreach initiatives have been developed that address community needs, especially in the areas of the economy, technology, and community development, and annually, the college provides nearly $350,000 in support of undergraduate and faculty research.