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A nighttime photo of an ethane cracker plant

Penn State Behrend will connect Erie companies to $6 billion energy project

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has selected Penn State Behrend as a lead partner for developing business and market opportunities created by a $6 billion Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals project in Beaver County.
A nighttime photo of an ethane cracker plant

Ethane cracker plant

Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals is building a $6 billion ethane "cracker" plant, similar to this facility, in Beaver County. The plant is expected to open in 2020.

hands, dirt and seedling

Penn State invests $2 million to support strategic priorities

Through an innovative new funding process, Penn State is investing $2 million in its top strategic priorities, while simultaneously advancing the vital and transformative work of its faculty, staff and students across the University.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Ivor Knight

Ivor Knight

Ivor Knight has been named associate dean for research and graduate studies at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He will oversee the college's strategic research programs and expand its graduate-degree offerings.

'Enhancing Health' the topic of upcoming Strategic Planning forum

“Enhancing Health” will be the topic of the last in a series of public forums focused on implementing the University’s long-range Strategic Plan. The forum will take place 1-2:30 p.m. April 7 in the Morrison Gallery in the library at Penn State Harrisburg. Faculty, staff and students from across the University are invited to participate, either in person or via livestream.