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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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.