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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.
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Penn State Behrend’s 2018 Smith Carillon Concert Series schedule announced

The Smith Carillon Concert Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has announced its 2018 performance schedule. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Free hot dogs and snacks will be served during the performances.
Four former and present Penn State Behrend leaders pose with Thomas B. Hagen

Behrend Medallion presented to Thomas B. Hagen

The Behrend Medallion -- Penn State Behrend's foremost recognition of an individual who has brought honor to his or her profession and community -- was presented on May 23 to Thomas B. Hagen, chairman of the board of Erie Insurance Group. Joining Hagen, center, were the last four Penn State Behrend leaders: from left, Jack Burke, Ralph Ford, John M. Lilley and Don Birx.

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.
Items left for sale at Penn State Behrend's Trash to Treasure event.

Penn State Behrend's 'Trash to Treasure' sale to benefit United Way

The end-of-semester Trash to Treasure indoor yard sale at Penn State Behrend will again benefit bargain-hunters, the environment and United Way of Erie County. The sale will be held in Erie Hall on Saturday, May 12.
Items left for sale at Penn State Behrend's Trash to Treasure event

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Penn State Behrend's annual Trash to Treasure sale will be held in Erie Hall on Saturday, May 12. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.

A student receives her degree at Penn State Behrend's spring commencement ceremony.

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A total of 624 degrees were awarded at Penn State Behrend's spring commencement. The ceremony was held May 4 at Erie Insurance Arena.

A student smiles during Penn State Behrend's spring commencement ceremony.

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A total of 624 degrees were awarded at Penn State Behrend's spring commencement. The ceremony was held May 4 at Erie Insurance Arena.

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