A $3 million gift from Samuel P. "Pat" Black III and Sumi James-Black will help attract and retain businesses in Behrend's Knowledge Park. A $3 million match from Penn State will double the gift's impact.
Female-focused outreach programs, including Penn State Behrend’s annual “Women in Engineering” event, are encouraging more women to explore career options in engineering. Here, three Behrend students offer their perspectives.
More than 150 people already have contributed to Penn State Behrend’s 2021 United Way campaign, which supports anti-poverty programs in Erie County. The college hopes to raise $35,000 during the three-week campaign, which ends Dec. 3.
The Penn State Behrend women’s basketball team has won its last five games, coming from behind in the fourth quarter to outscore Allegheny. The team opens Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play at Hilbert on Dec. 1.
A new major at Penn State Behrend will prepare students for careers in the business, sales and marketing offices of science-based organizations. "Our graduates will have a foundation in key scientific concepts, plus have the skills needed to handle the business aspects of their roles," said Michael Rutter, co-chair of the new program.
Dawn Blasko will be stepping down from her role as executive director of the Penn State Faculty Senate, effective Dec. 31. Blasko has served as the senate’s director since 2017, following more than two decades of involvement with the senate as a Penn State Behrend faculty member.
Penn State’s Radiation Science & Engineering Center and the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering broke ground on a 10,000-square-foot, $9.5 million expansion of the Breazeale Reactor on Oct. 21.