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Making wind farms more efficient

With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm — or approach — to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy for their customers.
Ihab Ragai, assistant professor of engineering at Penn State Behrend

Behrend's Ihab Ragai named ASME fellow

Ihab Ragai, an assistant professor of engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Just 2 percent of the society’s 140,000 professional members earn the distinction.
Ihab Ragai, assistant professor of engineering at Penn State Behrend

Ihab Ragai

Ihab Ragai, an assistant professor of engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

National Distance Learning Week

Penn State hosting webinars for National Distance Learning Week

Online learning experts from Penn State will offer a series of free webinars to mark National Distance Learning Week from Nov. 5-9.
Ralph Ford, Rebecca Olanrewaju and Tim NeCastro pose at the announcement of the Excelerate program at Penn State Behrend.

Erie Insurance boosts student scholarship program

The Excelerate program will provide scholarships and research stipends for as many as 50 Penn State Behrend students every year.
Ralph Ford, Rebecca Olanrewaju and Tim NeCastro pose at the announcement of the Excelerate program at Penn State Behrend.

Excelerate announcement photo

A new partnership with Erie Insurance will provide scholarships and research funding for as many as 50 Penn State Behrend students beginning next year. Following the announcement, Chancellor Ralph Ford, at left, met with student Rebecca Olanrewaju and Erie Insurance President and CEO Tim NeCastro.

This past summer, Penn State Behrend senior Sean Wither interned with Delaware North, a global food service and hospitality company that supports several of the country’s professional sports teams.

Concessions work leads Behrend student to 'Big-League' opportunity

This past summer, Behrend student Sean Wither interned with Delaware North, a global food service and hospitality company that supports several of the country’s professional sports teams. Wither was stationed at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.
Erie Insurance CEO Tim NeCastro talks at a podium.

New Behrend partnership will provide scholarships and research stipends

Erie Insurance has partnered with Penn State Behrend to create scholarships for first-year students and funding for upper-level students to work with local businesses and nonprofits. In its first year, the $4 million program, called Excelerate, is expected to provide scholarships and stipends for as many as 50 students.
Penn State Behrend student Rebecca Olanrewaju speaks at the podium during a program announcing a $4 million partnership with Erie Insurance Group.

Rebecca Olanrewaju

Penn State Behrend student Rebecca Olanrewaju, a plastics engineering technology major, discusses her experience in the college's Pathways to Student Success: Summer Start program.

Erie Insurance Group President and CEO Tim NeCastro speaks at a podium during an announcement program for a new partnership with Penn State Behrend.

Tim NeCastro

Tim NeCastro, president and CEO of Erie Insurance Group, discusses the new Excelerate program, which will provide scholarships and research stipends for students at Penn State Behrend.

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