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AmeriCorps VISTA member Rob Felger poses in the Lion's Pantry food pantry at Penn State Behrend.

Student food pantry offers free, healthy food to members of Behrend community

Twenty percent of all students at four-year colleges do not have sufficient access to safe and nutritious food. The Lion's Pantry at Penn State Behrend has become a lifeline for students who otherwise would go hungry.
A portrait of AmeriCorps VISTA member Rob Felger in the Penn State Behrend Lion's Pantry.

Rob Felger in the Penn State Behrend Lion's Pantry

Rob Felger manages the Lion's Pantry at Penn State Behrend. He distributes food to 15 students every week.

A group of students build pipe-cleaner structures during an engineering outreach program at Penn State Behrend.

Model windmills power 'Women in Engineering' project at Penn State Behrend

Nearly 150 high-school students attended Penn State Behrend’s 13th annual “Women in Engineering Day” program. The event’s “MacGuyver”-style workshops encourage girls to think creatively and learn from their mistakes, while introducing them to engineering fields and careers.
A group of students builds pipe-cleaner structures during the Women in Engineering Day program at Penn State Behrend.

Women in Engineering Day at Penn State Behrend

Nearly 150 high-school students attended Penn State Behrend's annual "Women in Engineering Day" program, which uses hands-on workshops to encourage girls to explore engineering fields and careers.

Lex Leamon works to create a mechanical hand during 21st Century Kids, held Friday, Oct. 19, at Penn State Behrend.

Youngsville students explore career pathways at 21st Century Kids

A total of 55 seventh-graders from the Youngsville School District attended 21st Century Kids, held Friday, Oct. 19, at Penn State Behrend. The 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 and leaders from local STEM-focused businesses.
Members of the Pennsylvania Sea Grant staff pose for a group photo during a watershed research project.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant receives environmental leadership award

The Pennsylvania Sea Grant College Program has received the 2018 John C. Oliver III Environmental Leadership Award, which is presented annually by the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Foundation. Ridge, a former Pennsylvania governor and the first secretary of Homeland Security, spoke at the Oct. 12 awards presentation.
Members of the Pennsylvania Sea Grant research staff pose during a watershed project.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant receives John C. Oliver III award

Members of the Pennsylvania Sea Grant College Program were honored recently with the John C. Oliver III Environmental Leadership Award.

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.

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.

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