The Office of Admissions and Student Aid at Penn State New Kensington is offering a variety of virtual events and resources during the coronavirus outbreak. Visit newkensington.psu.edu/virtual-visit for more information and to see listing of events.
Dalynn Park, pictured left, works on a piece of hospital equipment in the biomedical engineering technology (BET) lab at Penn State New Kensignton with Trey Peters. Park, who is finishing her last year in the BET program, was named the 2020 recipient of the Frederick J. Berger Award from Tau Alpha Pi, the national honor society for engineering technology.
An artist rendering of the exterior of a new digital innovation lab being created by the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland in collaboration with Penn State New Kensington. The lab project, which has received funding from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, is expected to open in 2021 and be located along the Corridor of Innovation, a five-block stretch of Fifth Ave. in the city of New Kensington.
Artwork in a variety of mediums by high school students hangs in the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery throughout the month of March. The annual "Arts Alive" exhibit, sponsored by the Alle-Kiski Arts Consortium, features student works from five local districts.
Plastic litter in the ocean is a huge environmental problem. Researchers from Penn State New Kensington performed a machine learning analysis on how plastics break down in ocean conditions. The hope is that one day engineers will be able to design plastic that will be less harmful to the environment.
During a Media Commons showcase centered around a newly installed immersive experiences (IMEX) viewing pod, Penn State New Kensington students and faculty consulted with Media Commons staff to explore 360-degree cameras and virtual reality headsets. Yesenia Figueroa-Lifschitz, library assistant (right), helps sophomore Olivia Ahr try on a headset.