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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
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Savannah Smith, a sophomore psychology major at Penn State New Kensington, photographed this image of her friend Paulina, left, doing service work in Puerto Rico during spring break. The two were part of a group working with Caras una Casua, helping to erect signs, plant mangrove trees and clearing brush from fields.

Libraries' Gilley to receive highest career award in women and gender studies

Jennifer Gilley, head librarian at Penn State University Libraries’ Elisabeth S. Blissell Library at Penn State New Kensington, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant longstanding contributions to women’s studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.
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Holiday Basket Bingo Dec 8 continues New Kensington's THON efforts

Get ready to be “on” and needing a “crutch and a duck” to secure the blackout game as Penn State New Kensington students are stepping up their THON fundraising activities with the third annual Basket Bingo Bash at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Conference Center of the campus.
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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.
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New Kensington students ‘dig’ the Navajo experience

It featured Penn State New Kensington student Trevor Guercio building an outhouse. No, it wasn’t an episode of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel. It was a spring break trip in Arizona. Guercio, a sophomore engineering major, joined nine other campus students for a community service trip to Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona to learn about the Navajo culture and history, while supporting underserved communities and contributing to environmental efforts.
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PSNK guest speakers

John Fea will be at Penn State New Kensington April 30 to discuss his book, “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?”