At the Spring Advisory Committee meeting on May 9, 2017, PSE awarded its Friends of Science awards to Cathy Platano and Avery-Dennison. The News Herald covered the event:

A plaque recognizing "Special recognition to the Lakeland Foundation for Outstanding Partnership over many years" was also presented to Mr. Bob Cahen of the Lakeland Foundation.

In August 2017, PSE partnered with Avery-Dennison to create STEM resources for area schools. Read the articles here:

and here:

In October 2017, area teachers gathered at Avery Dennison to get their kits and practice with the materials.

At our annual Grant Symposium on January 9, 2018, PSE awarded its Friends of Science awards to Abby Hartmann and Lake Erie College.