GREAT Program students and staff wear bright yellow vests and white hard hats while visiting a Massaro construction site

Spotlight on the GREAT Program

This unique program, available exclusively at Penn State New Kensington, prepares engineering and IST students for the workforce with specialized out of class activities and workshops.
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First-year students

Perfect vision of future for class of 2020 at New Kensington

Encouraging students to develop their unique talents to make the biggest impact on the campus and community, motivational speaker Jon Vroman spoke to members of the class of 2020 at Penn State New Kensington on Aug. 18 as they concluded preparations to begin their college careers.
Disc golf basket

Disc golf course to open on New Kensington campus

Although they won’t have their own webcam like their real-life ornithological counterparts in Pittsburgh, birdies and eagles will nest at Penn State New Kensington when disc golf debuts Sept. 2 with the unveiling of a nine-hole course on campus. The layout is open to the public, and there are no green fees.
Paint 'n Sip

New Kensington's Paint ‘n Sip a social and educational event

Penn State New Kensington alumni and friends can summon their inner Andy Warhol at the “Paint ‘n Sip” creative art social from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 in the campus Art Gallery. The event is designed to inspire friends and family to let loose their brush in a communal setting where participants are encouraged to paint, eat, drink and socialize. No previous art experience is required.
Faculty and staff volunteers

Day of Caring brings faculty, staff at New Kensington campus to public library

Delving into a good book for a couple of hours during the workday is the intent of Penn State New Kensington faculty and staff during the annual United Way Day of Caring event at a local library on Sept. 9. The campus volunteers will help the staff of People’s Library in New Kensington by cleaning books and sprucing up the interior of the facility. Work by the campus crew gives the library staff more time to spend on the daily duties of keeping the library operational.
Studying molecular structures of conducting polymers

Engineers receive $1.2M to examine conjugated polymers for flexible electronics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.2M in funding to three Penn State chemical engineering researchers for a proposal which aims to identify the key polymeric properties of conjugated polymers used to develop flexible electronics.