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Graphic promoting 2017 Lake Effect poetry contest

'Lake Effect' selects best high school poems

A national poetry contest sponsored by our B.F.A. in creative writing program drew nearly 2,000 entries.
Two students work on the confocal microscope at Penn State Behrend

Allexyss Brown

Students Allexyss Brown and Samantha Storti work on the confocal microscope at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. An ultraviolet laser and camera have been added to the microscope, which was installed in 2008.

Two students work on the confocal microscope at Penn State Behrend

Behrend's open-lab strategy leads to new research investments

A $2 million investment in high-end research equipment is expanding research capabilities at the college, leading to new collaborations in environmental and materials science.
Three students work in the Innovation Commons idea lab at Penn State Behrend

Behrend lab at center of new business innovation network

The Innovation Commons idea lab has advanced more than 50 Erie business projects.
Three students work in the Innovation Commons idea lab at Penn State Behrend

Innovation Beehive Network at Penn State Behrend

Students in Penn State Behrend's Innovation Commons idea lab have provided 3D printing, product design, CAD assistance and consulting on more than 50 business projects. The model will expand to three other labs, thanks to grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Ignite Erie Industry+University Business Acceleration Collaborative.

Sept. 7: Open House Night in Astronomy

Jim Gavio, director of the Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend, will discuss the 20-year mission of NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.
Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall holds the Lace-N-Lock shoe-tying device.

Idea lab fosters new levels of entrepreneurship

Wes Hall earned a patent for his work on a senior design project. He invented a product that will soon be tested in four states.
Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall holds the Lace-N-Lock shoe-tying device.

Wes Hall

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 touch the laces.

Penn State Behrend professor Alicyn Rhoades works on the college's environmental scanning electron microscope.

Engineering faculty member receives college's first NSF CAREER grant

$500K award will broaden study of how cooling rates -- sometimes up to 1,000 degrees per second -- complicate the plastics manufacturing process.
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.

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