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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.
An ethane cracker plant

Ethane cracker plant in Beaver County

Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals is building a $6 billion ethane "cracker" plant, similar to this facility, in Beaver County. When it opens in 2020, the plant will shorten the supply chain and reduce production costs for plastics manufacturers in Erie.

A professor stands at a chalkboard.

Behrend professor completes 10-week NASA research fellowship

"Every child wants to be an astronaut at some point," Charlotte Marr de Vries says. She got closer than most.
MMM grad Jason Wilburn

Jason Wilburn

MMM graduate Jason Wilburn '00, president, Foerster Instruments Inc.

A man works with a 3D printer.

NSF grant will provide STEM training for teachers in three states

A $554,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will create a manufacturing and automation research site at Penn State Behrend.
A man works with a 3D printer.

RET site planned at Penn State Behrend

The manufacturing systems lab at Penn State Behrend will be equipped with advanced machinery, including 3D printers and production robots.

Denise Brooks

Denise Brooks

Denise Brooks Photo

Earn a Master’s Degree of Manufacturing Management

Penn State Behrend offers the Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.) graduate degree jointly through the School of Engineering, one of the nation’s Top 30 undergraduate engineering programs, and the AACSB International-accredited Black School of Busine

Two students work on the confocal microscope at Penn State Behrend

Behrend's open-lab strategy leads to new research investments

A $2 million investment in high-end research equipment is expanding research capabilities at the college, leading to new collaborations in environmental and materials science.