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Penn State Behrend students Nicole Krahe and OIivia Narciso

Nicole Krahe and Olivia Narciso

Nicole Krahe and Olivia Narciso earned degrees in Arts Administration from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Their capstone projects — a networking event and a pop-up exhibition — supported Erie artists and arts organizations.

Penn State Behrend graduate Phil Shank

Penn State Behrend launches new entrepreneurship and innovation minor

A new minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will teach students how to advance an original idea by solving problems, recognizing opportunities and learning from failure while launching a start-up or innovating within an existing company.
Phil Shank

Phil Shank

Phil Shank, a graduate of Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business, used the Innovation Commons idea lab to refine his idea for Prometheu5, a website design and hosting company.

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Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards

The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Like your desk chair? Thank a human-factors psychologist

In World War II pilots, under stress, too often pressed the wrong button, ejecting before they meant to. In an effort to correct this situation, military scientists reconfigured the cockpits, placing related controls in clusters and shape-coding others. By adding circular or triangle-shaped knobs to control toggles, they helped pilots identify the controls by touch. That led to fewer mistakes, which meant fewer pilots dangling from parachutes.
Penn State Behrend students pose with a model car.

PLASTcar projects demonstrate human factors in psychology

Penn State Behrend students Dominique Didiano, of Allison Park; Aaron Scheel, of Lafayette, Ind.; and William Shelstad, of Butler; show off a model car designed for the college's annual PLASTcar competition. The project highlights the human factors side of psychology.

Rick Hart, director of the Lilley Library at Penn State Behrend

Lilley Library video games

Rick Hart, director of the John M. Lilley Library at Penn State Behrend, shows off the library's 150-title collection of video games. The collection supports the college's game development minor.