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A high school student rows a cardboard boat in a swimming pool

Cardboard boats show Erie students why math matters

More than 70 percent of the participants in Penn State Behrend's Talent Search program go on to college. For some, the journey begins in a cardboard boat.
Alicyn Rhoades at Flash DSC

Fantastic plastics: Research collaboration could reshape injection molding

Ralph Colby has partnered with two other Penn State researchers, Alicyn Rhoades and Scott Milner, to get a better basic understanding of how plastics cool from a liquid to solid shape in injection molding. Their work, which involves some new techniques, is already helping industry partners.
Students work in the financial trading lab at Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business.

AACSB extends accreditation of Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business

AACSB International has extended its accreditation of the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend through 2022. Just 5 percent of the world's bachelor-level degree programs earn the AACSB distinction.
A portrait of William "Bill" Lasher

Professor Emeritus Bill Lasher's gift to benefit Behrend's School of Engineering

William "Bill" Lasher, a founding faculty member of Penn State Behrend's engineering program, has created an estate gift to support new programs and initiatives of the school. He retired in 2017.
The exterior of Building 2 at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park.

Knowledge Park selected as new site for 200 Erie Insurance employees

Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park will have a new occupant this fall when Erie Insurance relocates more than 200 employees of its commercial and personal lines processing departments.
YPC Erie Choir Camp

Young people find voices during choir camp at Penn State Behrend

Nearly 30 young people were enrolled in the Young People's Chorus (YPC) of Erie Camp, which was held in late June as one of more than 100 courses offered this summer as part of College for Kids at Penn State Behrend. This was the first time YPC Erie offered a course through College for Kids.
"Escape Room” was one of more than 100 courses offered this summer as part of Penn State Behrend's College for Kids program.

Students master escape plans at Behrend’s College for Kids

The "Escape Room” was one of more than 100 courses offered as part of Penn State Behrend's College for Kids, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It also happens to be the largest year yet for the program; nearly 1,400 children between the ages of 6 and 14 are participating.
Myron Jones

Broadcasting pioneer and Behrend friend Myron Jones dies

Myron Jones, a pioneer in Erie’s radio and television broadcasting industry and a longtime friend and supporter of Penn State Behrend, died June 28 in Erie. He was 92.
Sydney Rotko, at left, and Sammy Fellows, both students in the General McLane School District, work on programming the alligator they created as part of GE Girls @ Penn State Behrend.

Middle school girls program Lego robots during GE Girls camp

A total of 50 seventh- and eighth-grade female students attended GE Girls @ Penn State Behrend in late June. The program — one of just 20 in the world — is a weeklong science, technology, engineering and math camp where attendees are paired with female mentors from GE Transportation.
Jupiter (pictured) along with Venus, Saturn and Mars will all be visible this summer.

Behrend to host summer Telescopic Observing Nights

This summer, four planets — Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars — will be visible after sunset. To commemorate the occasion, the School of Science at Penn State Behrend invites guests to visit the college for three special Telescopic Observing Nights.