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State senators to discuss key issues during Penn State Behrend visit

Three members of the Pennsylvania State Senate will discuss key issues, including the budget, the opioid epidemic and funding for Erie’s public schools, during a visit to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The program begins at 6 p.m. in Room 001 of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol building

Pennsylvania Capitol complex

Three members of the Pennsylvania State Senate will discuss key issues during a visit to Penn State Behrend on Sept. 13.

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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.
A portrait of Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall, with the Lace-N-Lock device.

Behrend idea lab fosters new levels of entrepreneurship

Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall earned a patent for his work on a senior design project. The product he invented will soon be tested in four states.
A portrait of Penn State Behrend alumnus Wes Hall, with the Lace-N-Lock device.

Wes Hall invents Lace-N-Lock device

Wes Hall, a 2017 graduate of Penn State Behrend, developed the Lace-N-Lock device, which allows people with mobility issues to tighten their shoes without having to bend down and actually touch the laces.

Penn State Behrend professor Ken Louie.

Ken Louie

Ken Louie directs the Economic Research Institute of Erie and is an associate professor of economics at Penn State Behrend.

Two employees work in a manufacturing setting.

ERIE Conference explores the future of manufacturing

Manufacturing employment in Erie County has decreased since the 1970s. Some jobs have come back, but the downward trend likely will continue, said Ken Louie, director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie. "There's a ratcheting effect downward, and that may be our major challenge," he said.
Two employees work in a manufacturing setting.

ERIE Conference examines future of manufacturing

Manufacturing employment in Erie County has decreased since the 1970s. This year's ERIE Conference at Penn State Behrend explored the impact continued job losses will have on the future of the region.

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