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DCED grant funds Behrend 'smart manufacturing' partnership

A research team at Penn State Behrend is using “smart manufacturing” technology, including machine sensors, to reduce waste and increase product quality at Erie-based Plastek Group, which manufactures packaging for the personal care, food and beverage and cosmetics industries.

Behrend faculty members earn promotions in academic rank

Eleven Penn State Behrend faculty members have been promoted and will begin the fall semester with a new academic rank. Two additional faculty members have been granted emeritus status, which recognizes sustained meritorious academic service to the University.

Interdisciplinary projects awarded seed grants from IEE

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) has awarded seed grants to 22 groups of interdisciplinary researchers for the 2020-21 award cycle. This year, seed grants were awarded to proposals focusing on at least one of IEE’s five strategic research themes — Climate and Ecosystem Change, Health and the Environment, Integrated Energy Systems, Urban Systems, and Water and Biogeochemical Cycles.