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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Student testing water

Former New Kensington student’s ‘fracking’ research competing in Dubai

Michael Cavazza took on Penn State in March. Then he took on North America in April. Now he takes on the world in September. Cavazza, a former student at Penn State New Kensington, will compete in a student research paper competition against 14 international regional winners at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

New face of New Kensington women’s volleyball

Commitment and passion will be the cornerstone of this year’s Penn State New Kensington women’s volleyball team under the direction of new head coach Jim Beck.
Painting of steel mil

New Kensington art gallery to showcase Pittsburgh’s industrial past

From an ironworker assembling a structure drawn by an engineer, to an artist drawing a structure assembled by an ironworker, Vince Ornato paints images chronicling and celebrating Pittsburgh’s industrial past. Ornato’s oil paintings will be on exhibit Sept. 3-30 in the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery. A reception for the artist will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the gallery.
Kary Coleman

Development director at New Kensington named one of Pittsburgh’s ‘50 Finest’

Kary Coleman, director of development and alumni relations at Penn State New Kensington, will be honored Aug. 25 as one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest in 2016 by Pittsburgh’s WHIRL Magazine and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) of Western Pennsylvania at the annual CFF gala in Pittsburgh.
STudent in lab

New Kensington alumni society sets standard in awarding $6,000 in scholarships

Like the United States’ women sweeping three medals in 100-meter hurdles at the Rio Olympic games, Penn State New Kensington’s engineering technology students swept three scholarships at the Penn State New Kensington Alumni Society academic competition. With the alumni society’s world-record total of $6,000 in scholarships at stake, Nathan Piluso, of Kittanning; Jack DelloStritto, of Monroeville; and Justin Dumm, of Penn Hills, tied for the gold medal, and each earned $2,000 awards. The scholarship total eclipsed the $5,500 given to campus students a year ago.