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A high school student rows a cardboard boat in a swimming pool

Cardboard boats show Erie students why math matters

More than 70 percent of the participants in Penn State Behrend's Talent Search program go on to college. For some, the journey begins in a cardboard boat.
A high school student sails a cardboard boat in a swimming pool.

Cardboard boats in Junker Center pool

Quityn Rodgers, 17, a student at Erie High School, rows a cardboard boat in the Junker Center pool at Penn State Behrend. To build it, he had to first calculate its total surface area.

The exterior of Building 2 at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park.

Knowledge Park selected as new site for 200 Erie Insurance employees

Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park will have a new occupant this fall when Erie Insurance relocates more than 200 employees of its commercial and personal lines processing departments.
An exterior of Building 2 at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park

Knowledge Park (Building 2)

Erie Insurance will move more than 200 employees to Building 2 of Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park this fall. Renovation of the space began in May.

An ethane cracker plant

College to connect Erie companies to $6 billion energy project

Penn State has committed $250,000 to energy research and business assistance related to the ethane "cracker" plant being built in Beaver County.
Myron Jones

Broadcasting pioneer and Behrend friend Myron Jones dies

Myron Jones, a pioneer in Erie’s radio and television broadcasting industry and a longtime friend and supporter of Penn State Behrend, died June 28 in Erie. He was 92.
Sydney Rotko, at left, and Sammy Fellows, both students in the General McLane School District, work on programming the alligator they created as part of GE Girls @ Penn State Behrend.

Middle school girls program Lego robots during GE Girls camp

A total of 50 seventh- and eighth-grade female students attended GE Girls @ Penn State Behrend in late June. The program — one of just 20 in the world — is a weeklong science, technology, engineering and math camp where attendees are paired with female mentors from GE Transportation.
A graphic from Erie's "40 Under 40" feature

Behrend faculty and staff featured in Erie's '40 Under 40'

This year's edition of the Erie Reader's "40 Under 40," an annual showcase of the region's most dynamic and impactful young professionals, includes five faculty and staff members from Penn State Behrend. Ten alumni also made the list.
A collage of Penn State Behrend faculty and staff selected for Erie's "40 Under 40"

Penn State Behrend faculty and staff featured in Erie's "40 Under 40"

Five Penn State Behrend faculty and staff members were featured in the Erie Reader's "40 Under 40" list for 2018. Ten graduates of the college also appear on the list.

A portrait of Arpan Yagnik

Arpan Yagnik

Arpan Yagnik is an assistant professor of advertising at Penn State Behrend. He was included in the Erie Reader's "40 Under 40" feature for 2018.

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