Research and Outreach

Teaching, research, and outreach form the mission of Penn State Behrend. We're not only a destination for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education. We're also the region's research institution. And we're the local leader in K-12 outreach programs and services.

We maintain an active research agenda, with faculty and staff engaged in more than $6 million in projects annually. Undergraduate research is highly encouraged and supported with nearly $350,000 in grants awarded annually to students. On the outreach front, we operate more than two dozen centers, programs, and initiatives aimed at meeting business and community needs.

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Research and Development

A highly productive college within one of the country's foremost research universities, Penn State Behrend is uniquely equipped to deliver research and development that meets business, industry, and community needs.

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K-12 Education Outreach

Successful communities and organizations start with young people who are educated and motivated to learn and grow. Penn State Behrend’s K-12 programs and events leverage the college’s collective expertise and resources to give youth unique and exciting learning experiences.

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Community Resources

As part of Pennsylvania’s land-grant institution, Penn State Behrend recognizes a unique responsibility to contribute to the educational, intellectual, and social advancement of those in our region. These are among the many centers, programs, and events we offer to meet that mission.  

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Community and Workforce Programs

Penn State Behrend has a long history of delivering high-quality, high-relevance corporate training and continuing education from customized programs to meet the unique goals of a given business to non-credit education intended to improve an individual's skills and personal marketability.

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Knowledge Park

Businesses looking to expand are looking to Knowledge Park--an environment that brings forward-thinking companies together with faculty, staff, and students at Penn State for business and technology advancement. The park is home to 20 companies employing more than 500 people, and there's room and the resources for even more.