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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.
Josh Kolarac stands in front of a display of Behrend Beacon newspapers.

Behrend student Josh Kolarac finds success through soccer and newspaper

Josh Kolarac recently completed his junior year at Penn State Behrend, where he has been a standout, both on the soccer field and in the newsroom. He has started as a defender the past two seasons for the Behrend men’s soccer team and has served as editor-in-chief of the Behrend Beacon, the college’s weekly student newspaper.
The Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel pictured.

Penn State Behrend’s 2017 Smith Carillon Concert Series schedule announced

The Smith Carillon Concert Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will return this July to the college. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
A fifth-grade student enters a life-size bubble.

1,100 fifth-graders learn about water conservation at Penn State Behrend

More than 1,100 Erie County students attended the Children’s Water Festival at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The event is designed to teach students the importance of ground water, surface water, watersheds, water quality and water conservation through dynamic, hands-on activities.
Abbey Frederick and Macey Eyler pour DNA into beakers.

Middle-school girls enjoy slimy science at Penn State Behrend’s Math Options

The 21st annual Math Options Career Day was held at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on May 9. The daylong program was designed to expose young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields that generally are dominated by men.
Helen Mendenhall, center, stands with Patrick Kress, left, and Alex Laffey during Penn State Behrend's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to Oakland last semester.

Penn State Behrend student relishes opportunity to give back during service trip

Service and volunteering have always been a big part of the Helen Mendenhall’s life. Those interests helped her quickly find her niche when she enrolled at Penn State Behrend this past fall.
A close-up of items offered for sale at Penn State Behrend's Trash to Treasure event.

Cleaning this spring? Be sure to think before you toss

The end-of-semester Trash to Treasure indoor yard sale at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will again benefit bargain-hunters, the environment and United Way of Erie County. The sale will be held in Erie Hall on Saturday, May 13.
The sixth Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference will be held June 21-22 at Penn State Behrend.

Past, present and future of plastics industry to be discussed at conference

The sixth Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference will be held June 21-22 at Penn State Behrend.
Tickets are now available for the "Love Call me Home," the spring concert from The Young People's Chorus of Erie.

Tickets now available for YPC Erie's 'Love Call me Home' concert

Sometimes there is nothing more therapeutic than a trip back home. That’s a theme that will be emphasized in “Love Call me Home,” this year’s spring concert from the Young People’s Chorus of Erie. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. May 12 at Luther Memorial Church in Erie.
Model African Union

Behrend students take on delegate roles at National Model African Union Summit

A team of Penn State Behrend students participated in Howard University’s 15th annual National Model African Union Summit. The four-day summit, sponsored by the African Union Mission and Member State Embassies in Washington, D.C., is a simulation of the proceedings of the African Union.