Behrend hosts national NOBE conference

Behrend hosts national NOBE conference

Penn State Behrend won the Case Competition at the NOBE Conference. Students are pictured with their awards, from left, Joseph Helbling, Mechanical Engineering; Matt Nicol, Project and Supply Chain Management; and Amanda Sayko, Industrial Engineering. The students are flanked by NOBE National president, Andrew Quinn, left, and Gary R. Smith, lecturer in management.

Penn State Behrend won the Case Competition at the NOBE Conference. Students are pictured with their awards, from left, Joseph Helbling, Mechanical Engineering; Matt Nicol, Project and Supply Chain Management; and Amanda Sayko, Industrial Engineering. The students are flanked by NOBE National president, Andrew Quinn, left, and Gary R. Smith, lecturer in management.

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This spring, Penn State Behrend hosted the annual conference for the National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE), a network of university businesses, management, and engineering organizations.

“Penn State Behrend is uniquely qualified to support NOBE’s mission,” said Matt Nicol, a senior Project and Supply Chain major and president of Behrend’s NOBE chapter. “The ability to work with diverse cross-functional teams is no longer a luxury for companies, but a necessity. Here at Behrend, the design of Burke Center encourages collaboration between faculty members and students in the Black School of Business and those in the School of Engineering. We also have interdisciplinary programs and opportunities, where students can work with real companies, conducting research and cultivating skills.”

Students from several colleges, including Penn State’s University Park campus, the University of Illinois, and the University of Wisconsin, participated in the weekend-long conference. A team from Penn State Behrend won the conference’s case competition.