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Penn State Behrend will connect Erie companies to $6 billion energy project

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has selected Penn State Behrend as a lead partner for developing business and market opportunities created by a $6 billion Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals project in Beaver County.
Detroit Disassembled Andrew Moore

Lessons from Detroit

A two-day forum about the revitalization of Detroit will launch the Public Policy Fund at Penn State Behrend. The fund is a community resource that will provide research-based policy solutions for leaders in Erie and similar communities.
Penn State students repair bicycles during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project.

Penn State campuses partner on MLK Day service projects

Students from six Penn State campuses, including Penn State Behrend, participated in public service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They repaired bicycles, ran bingo games and sorted clothes at a community shelter.

Local funding of 1855 Capital could boost Penn State Behrend business projects

A $1 million investment in the 1855 Capital Fund, which formed to support companies with a connection to Penn State, could benefit startups and other business projects launched by Penn State Behrend alumni, students and faculty.
A Penn State Behrend professor works on the college's ESEM.

Open-lab strategy leads to research investments at Penn State Behrend

A $2 million investment in high-end research equipment is expanding research capabilities at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where an open-lab strategy has led to new collaborations in environmental and materials science and advances in medical testing, aquatic biology and data analytics.
Young preschool-aged girl pours fluid into a beaker.

'They absorb everything'

Science Storytime is a monthly program at Penn State Behrend where young learners are exposed to science-based topics through story reading, hands-on activities, and space shows held in the college’s Yahn Planetarium.
Map of Sustainable Communities programs at Penn State campuses

Sustainability community program expands across Commonwealth with PepsiCo funds

Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.