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Penn State announces Global Programs Travel Grants 2017 competition results

Global Programs' fall 2017 travel grants have been awarded in three grant categories: Faculty Travel Grants, Transformational Travel Grants, and Graduate Student Travel Grants. Based on the review committees’ evaluations and recommendations, 30 applicants were selected for funding support. The awardees will travel to 19 countries on four continents.
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Kuwait native reflects on growth on eve of fall commencement

As a first-year student during the 2014-15 academic year, Craig Miranda was profiled by Penn State Behrend as part of its “Far From Home” series, which documented a year in the life of international students at the college. This week, the Kuwait native will graduate from Penn State Behrend and as he looks back on his time at the college, he sees one constant: growth.
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14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 4 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.

Global Programs announces 2017 Travel Grants awards

Spring 2017 produced a record-breaking number of applications for Global Programs Travel Grants.
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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.
Penn State Behrend professor Alicyn Rhoades works on the college's environmental scanning electron microscope.

Alicyn Rhoades at ESEM

Alicyn Rhoades, an assistant professor of engineering at Penn State Behrend, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER grant to study thermal transition rates in plastics processing.

Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Behrend, at an excavation site in Petra, Jordan.

Unearthing Mysteries

Discovering history through excavation of ancient landmarks is what inspires Leigh-Ann Bedal, a professor at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. These discoveries help uncover a greater understanding of the past.