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School of Engineering ventures into rapidly growing field of medical plastics

With a growth rate of nearly 10 percent annually, sales projected to reach $6.55 billion this year, and an estimated 100,000 jobs, the medical plastics sector in the United States is a flourishing industry.

Science outreach efforts have game

The School of Science has extended its considerable youth outreach efforts yet again.

Students, software rescue draft horses from slaughter

Engineers don’t normally find themselves being drooled on at work, but it comes with the territory when your “client” is a 1,900-pound draft horse with a sweet tooth. The horse, Fargo, thought Joseph Hirn, the software engineering student standing next to him, might have a peppermint in his hand; Fargo reached down to find out. Software engineering senior Joseph Hirn worked on a program that will help Frog Pond Farm rescue draft horses, like Fargo, above, from slaughter.

Simulators create confident nurses

The patient — a young man — is bleeding from his forearm. His pupils are dilated, and his blood pressure is dropping. His student nurse quickly assesses his condition and decides her first priority is to stop the bleeding. She applies pressure to the wound.

Sleeping Bag Weekends Offer Sneak Peek at College Life

Choosing a college is kind of like buying a new car. You look for one that fits your needs and personality, whether you’re looking for comfort and practicality, or want something exciting and flashy. Either way, the most important part is that it gets you where you want to go and that and you enjoy the ride.

Supermileage Team Aims for 2,000 mpg

John Pearson’s Oldsmobile gets maybe 21 miles to the gallon. His school car – a custom-built, carbon-fiber test vehicle – is a bit more efficient: It could, in the right conditions, exceed 2,000 mpg.

Free 'e' Bus Shuttle Improves Access to Penn State Behrend Campus

Too tired to hike up the Jordan Road hill? Take the bus. The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority has added a new bus route with six stops on the Penn State Behrend campus. Rides are free for anyone with a Penn State ID.

Behrend Students Bring no Bias to Design of Cell-Phone Game

Kristan Wheaton, associate professor of intelligence studies at Mercyhurst University, and Matthew White, lecturer in game development at Penn State Behrend, are collaborating on a bias-teaching game.

'Trash to Treasure' Proceeds Donated to United Way of Erie County

The college’s first “Trash to Treasure” event raised more than $900 for the United Way of Erie County. The May 26 sale, which was held in Erie Hall, made good use of the shoes, suitcases, coats and bicycles that students left behind when the semester ended.