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Penn State invests $2 million to support strategic priorities

Through an innovative new funding process, Penn State is investing $2 million in its top strategic priorities, while simultaneously advancing the vital and transformative work of its faculty, staff and students across the University.

This is Behrend, Episode 1.2: Wintergreen Gorge

Did you know that the Penn State Erie, The Behrend College campus is more than 850 acres in all? One reason for that is the Wintergreen Gorge. For years, the gorge has been one of the college's greatest treasures. We take a closer look at this natural wonder in the latest episode of the web series, "This Is Behrend."

Map of Sustainable Communities programs at Penn State campuses

Sustainability community program expands across Commonwealth with PepsiCo funds

Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.
Behrend’s SAE Club's 2017 vehicle, pictured, traveled 2,418 miles on one gallon of gas.

New engine design powers Behrend Supermileage vehicle to 2,418 mpg

Powered by a new engine, Penn State Behrend’s Society of Automotive Engineers club team vehicle finished second in this year’s International Supermileage Challenge, held June 8-9 at the Eaton Corporation’s Marshall Proving Grounds test track. The vehicle traveled 2,418 miles on one gallon of gas.
A fifth-grade student enters a life-size bubble.

1,100 fifth-graders learn about water conservation at Penn State Behrend

More than 1,100 Erie County students attended the Children’s Water Festival at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The event is designed to teach students the importance of ground water, surface water, watersheds, water quality and water conservation through dynamic, hands-on activities.
A close-up of items for sale at Penn State Behrend's Trash to Treasure event

Trash to Treasure at Penn State Behrend (Detail)

Donations for this year's Trash to Treasure sale at Penn State Behrend will be accepted in Erie hall during the weeks of May 1-5 and May 8-12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A close-up of items offered for sale at Penn State Behrend's Trash to Treasure event.

Cleaning this spring? Be sure to think before you toss

The end-of-semester Trash to Treasure indoor yard sale at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will again benefit bargain-hunters, the environment and United Way of Erie County. The sale will be held in Erie Hall on Saturday, May 13.
Greener Behrend Director Ann Quinn conducts research aboard the R/V Lake Guardian

Great Lakes trip boosts watershed protection efforts at Penn State Behrend

Greener Behrend Director Ann Quinn boarded a ship for a week-long science excursion on Lake Superior. Then a 300-year storm rolled in.
Urban farmer and author Will Allen

'Good Food Revolution' comes to Penn State Behrend

Will Allen operates Growing Power, the nation's preeminent urban farm. He will discuss his work there, and his book, "The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities," when the Speaker Series at Penn State Behrend resumes Nov. 9.
Urban farmer and author Will Allen

Will Allen

Urban farmer and author Will Allen will discuss "The Good Food Revolution" when Penn State Behrend's Speaker Series resumes Nov. 9.