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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Penn State Student Health Center

New students, those in University housing must submit immunization records

Students who are new to Penn State and all students living in University housing are reminded that they must submit their immunization records using myUHS through a new three-step process. As part of this process, students who do not submit their immunization records prior to Sept. 15 will be unable to register for spring 2017 classes.

Commonwealth Campuses offered development opportunities via Adobe Connect

New professional development opportunities for Penn State faculty and staff at Commonwealth Campuses are available through Adobe Connect.
BET Faculty

New BET and EMET program coordinators join New Kensington campus

The spring semester at Penn State New Kensington brings two new faculty members to campus -- Joie Marhefka, senior instructor and coordinator of the biomedical engineering technology (BET) program, and Karl Harris, instructor and coordinator of the electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) program.
Faculty in lab

New Kensington engineering technology programs receive grants to update labs

Designing robots and testing equipment that monitors patients’ vital signs will be hands-on projects in the fall for Penn State New Kensington students in the engineering technology programs. Karl Harris, instructor and coordinator of the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) program, and Joie Marhefka, senior instructor and coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering Technology (BET) program, recently received program enhancement grants from Penn State to upgrade and modernize their respective labs. The purpose of the grants is to fund initiatives that provide new learning environments for students.
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.