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$554K NSF grant establishes manufacturing research center at Penn State Behrend

A $554,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a manufacturing and automation research center at Penn State Behrend, where instructors will develop STEM-based manufacturing models for high schools and community colleges in three states.
A portrait of Faisal Aqlan, assistant professor of industrial engineering at Penn State Behrend

Faisal Aqlan

Faisal Aqlan is an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Penn State Behrend.

A bearded man works with a 3D printer

NSF funds manufacturing center at Penn State Behrend

The manufacturing systems lab at Penn State Behrend will be equipped with advanced machinery, including 3D printers and production robots.

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.
A Penn State Behrend professor works on the college's ESEM.

Open-lab strategy leads to research investments at Penn State Behrend

A $2 million investment in high-end research equipment is expanding research capabilities at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where an open-lab strategy has led to new collaborations in environmental and materials science and advances in medical testing, aquatic biology and data analytics.
A potato eye magnified on an ESEM.

ESEM potato image

Michael Campbell, professor of biology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, captured this image of a potato using the college's environmental scanning electron microscope. Campbell studies a compound that can be used to prolong storage of potatoes.

Anne Gohn and Alicyn Rhoades work on an ESEM at Penn State Behrend.

Anne Gohn and Alicyn Rhoades

Anne Gohn, research associate, and Alicyn Rhoades, assistant professor of engineering, work on the environmental scanning electron microscope at Penn State Behrend. The instrument was purchased with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Students work in Penn State Behrend's Innovation Commons idea lab

Behrend lab at center of new business innovation network

The Innovation Commons idea lab at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has advanced more than 50 business projects. New funding will establish three additional labs across Erie County. The Innovation Commons idea lab has advanced more than 50 Erie business projects.
Students work in Penn State Behrend's Innovation Commons lab.

Penn State Behrend's Innovation Commons idea lab

Penn State Behrend's Innovation Commons idea lab has provided 3D printing, product design, CAD assistance and consulting on more than 50 business projects.

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