The Next Level – A Campus on the Move
Over the next five years, Penn State New Kensington will focus on expanding its reputation for academic excellence and engagement.
Forge Partnerships: Southwestern Pennsylvania Health Systems and the Penn State New Kensington Nursing Program
Based on recent recommendations of the Institute of Medicine, Penn State New Kensington proposes the creation of a model program that produces highly educated nurses trained to deliver complete health and wellness programs. The goal of this program is to reduce cost and increase quality of life in communities.
Engage in Economic Development: Penn State Entrepreneurial Center
The Entrepreneurial Center is designed to attract and nurture innovation and small business development across the Alle-Kiski Valley and will spur growth in the city of New Kensington through a four phase process that brings local and regional assets together with Penn State to drive economic development.
Enhance Curriculum: Structural Design and
Construction Engineering Technology
This program will provide the hands-on education required for the structural engineering and construction profession and culminates with a capstone project course in which the students' knowledge and skills will be applied to specific problems. Ideally, these projects will be developed in partnership with area professionals to meet identified community and industry needs.
Promote STEM: The Homework Hotline
Modeled after the successful program developed by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, the Homework Hotline will employ Penn State engineering students as math and science tutors on call to assist western Pennsylvania middle and high school students in the campus’ service area via phone.
Serve Campus Community: Student Union and Cultural Arts Center
To respond to the needs of the constantly growing and changing student population, Penn State New Kensington seeks to create a Student Union and Cultural Arts Center that will complement the academic experience, enhance community, improve access to and the delivery of student support services and meet current and future student life needs.