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Penn State Behrend's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Club took first place in the International Supermileage Challenge, held June 7-8 at the Eaton Corporation’s Marshall Proving Grounds test track in Michigan.

How’s this for fuel efficiency? 3,013 mpg

Penn State Behrend’s SAE Club team finished first in this year’s International Supermileage Challenge, held June 7-8 at the Eaton Corporation’s Marshall Proving Grounds test track in Michigan. The competition challenges teams to create vehicles that squeeze the most mileage out of a single tank of high-octane gasoline. The Behrend vehicle traveled 3,013 miles on one gallon of gas, which was a new United States record.
Mickie MacNicol pictured.

Philanthropic efforts define Port-au-Prince native's time at Penn State Behrend

In May, Mickie MacNicol graduated from Penn State Behrend with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She will work as an orthopedic nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie beginning in July, but the truth is that she started to make a difference and help others a long time ago.
Amari Eaddy, right, and David Burdak participate in an Interactive Watershed Game at the Children's Water Festival, held May 17 at Penn State Behrend.

Penn State Behrend's Children’s Water Festival creates young conservationists

More than 1,000 Erie County fifth-grade students attended the Children's Water Festival, held May 17 at Penn State Behrend. The day-long event is designed to educate students about the importance of water, including ground water, surface water, watersheds, water quality and water conservation, through dynamic, hands-on activities.
Mary Connerty and Kathy Noce pictured.

Penn State Behrend faculty members honored with University-wide awards

Mary Connerty, senior lecturer in English and director of the English Language Learning program, has received a 2018 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. Kathy Noce, associate teaching professor of MIS and director of the college’s Partnership Erie outreach program, has been selected as one of Penn State’s 2018 Achieving Women by the University’s Commission for Women.
The Yahn Planetarium, which operated as the Erie Planetarium since 1959, relocated to Penn State Behrend in 2014 and has become a staple of the college’s School of Science.

Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend offers ‘out-of-this-world’ fun

The Yahn Planetarium, which operated as the Erie Planetarium since 1959, relocated to Penn State Behrend in 2014 and has become a staple of the college’s School of Science. More than 11,000 visitors enjoyed a show at the planetarium in 2017.
Lanaziana Glover, left, and Weam Kathen, both seventh-grade students at East Middle School, work on building a tennis racket during the "Tennis Anyone?" activity at Math Options Career Day.

Middle schoolers create rackets and break eggs at Math Options Career Day

More than 200 seventh-and eighth-grade girls attended Math Options Career Day, held May 8 at Penn State Behrend. The daylong program, now in its 22nd year, was designed to introduce young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields that generally are dominated by men.

Penn State Behrend Spring Commencement 2018

A total of 624 degrees were conferred Friday, May 4, during Penn State Behrend's Spring Commencement. Congratulations to all of our new graduates and welcome to the Penn State alumni family!

More than 30 students and clubs or organizations were recognized Thursday, April 19, at Penn State Behrend’s annual Excellence in Student Leadership and Service Awards.

Penn State Behrend recognizes students’ service and leadership with ceremony

More than 30 students and clubs or organizations were recognized Thursday, April 19, at Penn State Behrend’s annual Excellence in Student Leadership and Service Awards.
Beaty-Warren Middle School seventh-grade student Kole Howard, left, observes a LEGO robot during the “LEGO Person” activity at 21st Century Kids, held Friday, April 20, at Penn State Behrend.

Beaty-Warren middle schoolers put memories to test at 21st Century Kids

More than 150 seventh-graders from Beaty-Warren Middle School attended 21st Century Kids, held Friday, April 20, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The bi-annual program brings youth from rural populations to the college, allowing them to experience a college setting and participate in hands-on STEM workshops taught by Penn State Behrend faculty members.
Associate professor of philosophy Joshua Shaw, at left, and associate librarian Russ Hall converse during the Faculty Publication Reception at Penn State Behrend.

Reception highlights scholarly work by Penn State Behrend faculty members

The scholarly works of more than 40 faculty members were on display Wednesday, April 18, at the Faculty Publication Reception at Penn State Behrend. The reception, held at the college’s John M. Lilley Library, gave faculty members the opportunity to display work published since 2016.

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