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HERO BX lab opens in Knowledge Park

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.

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.

A middle-school student watches a marble roll down a constructed track

'If it works, it's totally worth it.'

Students tested Rube Goldberg machines at the regional Science Olympiad, hosted by Penn State Behrend. It didn't take long for things to go wrong.
Science Storytime dates for Spring 2018 listed.

Science Storytime Spring 2018

Science Story Time, a youth outreach program at Penn State Behrend, is free and open to all preschool-aged children accompanied by an adult.

Students walk through Wintergreen Gorge at Penn State Behrend

Trail plan will protect Behrend's 'living lab'

The Wintergreen Gorge is one of the college's greatest assets. Our video series, 'This is Behrend,' details how we plan to preserve it.
Students walk through Wintergreen Gorge at Penn State Behrend

Students hike through Wintergreen Gorge

Penn State Behrend is studying how best to maintain the trail system in the Wintergreen Gorge, a wooded area on and adjacent to the campus.

Two students work on the confocal microscope at Penn State Behrend

Allexyss Brown

Students Allexyss Brown and Samantha Storti work on the confocal microscope at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. An ultraviolet laser and camera have been added to the microscope, which was installed in 2008.

Oct. 5: Astronomy Open House

Darren Williams, professor of physics and astronomy, will discuss how astronomers use math to "see" what's beyond the limits of physical observation.

Sept. 7: Open House Night in Astronomy

Jim Gavio, director of the Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend, will discuss the 20-year mission of NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.

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