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Penn State Behrend Chancellor Ralph Ford and HERO BX founder Pat Black pose in a research lab at Penn State Behrend.

Biofuels lab opens at Penn State Behrend

HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, has opened a $1 million research lab at Penn State Behrend. Students will work with the company's chemists to develop cleaner, cheaper fuels.
Chancellor Ralph Ford and HERO BX founder Pat Black stand in a new research lab at Penn State Behrend

Ralph Ford and Pat Black in HERO BX research lab

Penn State Behrend Chancellor Ralph Ford, left, joins HERO BX Founder and CEO Samuel P. "Pat" Black III in the HERO BX research lab at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park. The facility opened May 2.

A group of officials cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the HERO BX lab at Penn State Behrend

HERO BX lab opens at Penn State Behrend

HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, has developed a $1 million research lab at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park. The facility opened May. 2.

A group gathers to cut the grand-opening ribbon at a HERO BX lab at Penn State Behrend.

Betting on biodiesel

HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, has opened a $1 million research lab at Penn State Behrend. Students will work with the company's chemists to develop cleaner, cheaper fuels.
A group gathers to cut the grand-opening ribbon at a HERO BX lab at Penn State Behrend.

HERO BX ribbon cutting

A May 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony formally opened the $1 million HERO BX biodiesel lab at Penn State Behrend. Undergraduate students will work with HERO BX chemists to reduce the sulfur content in biodiesel feedstocks.

Students stand with homeowners outside a Houston residence damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Penn State students spend break renovating Texas homes damaged by hurricane

More than 100 students from six Penn State campuses spent spring break in Texas, cleaning out homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. "It's easy to repair a house," one said. "It's not as easy to put a home back together."
Two Penn State Behrend students remove a damaged section of wall from a home in Houston.

Behrend ASB trip 2

Two dozen students from Penn State Behrend joined others from five different Penn State campuses to clean homes in Texas that had been damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

A group of Penn State Behrend students stand with the owners of a Houston home damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Behrend ASB trip 1

One hundred students from six Penn State campuses spent their spring break in Texas, gutting homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

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14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 4 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.

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