Current Penn State New Kensington students are invited to register for the annual Research and Student Engagement Expo scheduled for April 7, 2020. Students will be able to see and present research projects and meet with business and industry leaders about internship and job opportunities. Before the Expo begins, students are able to also take part in the "Pizza with Professionals" luncheon to enjoy a complimentary lunch and network with employers and guests on campus for the event.
Research and Student Engagement Expo
Students are encouraged to seek out faculty members as mentors to work on a research project related to topics that interest them. Projects are then presented at the expo to fellow students, campus faculty and staff, local business leaders and members of the community. In the past, projects have come from many different disciplines and have included creative works, scientific experiments, engineering designs, idea prototypes, social innovation endeavors and much more. Students can view the 2019 event program to see the diversity and creativity of past projects.
Students interested in pursuing a project should speak with faculty members to explore their ideas and visit the campus' Undergraduate Research webpage.
Registration for the 18th annual Research and Student Engagement Expo is open until January 31 and is required.
The Expo is scheduled to be held in the Athletic Center on April 7, 2020 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Pizza with Professionals and Career Connections Day
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., students participating in the Research and Engagement Expo can have a complimentary lunch during "Pizza with Professionals" in the Conference Center. Students will have the chance to meet and network with the employers on campus that day for the event.
Running concurrent to the Expo starting at 12:30 p.m. is the annual Career Connections Day fair in the Athletic Center. Employers and local organizations will be on hand to speak with students about careers, internships and other opportunities.
Photo Gallery from the 2019 Expo
More than 50 Penn State New Kensington students presented their research and projects at the 17th Annual Research and Creative Exposition held at the campus on April 9, 2019. Research topics included such subjects as automation, mammography, mental health, polymers, information recall and biomedical engineering technology. Each student or student team was mentored by faculty advisers, who offered guidance throughout the process. Eight students also were awarded with an Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy prize. In conjunction with the expo, the 11th Annual Career Connections Day gave students the opportunity to meet with nearly 20 regional organizations who were able to provide networking, internship and job-related information and opportunities. A full photo gallery of the event can be found at www.facebook.com/pennstatenewkensington.