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Erin Weber at 2019 Off the Wall pARTy

Erin Weber, Penn State alumna, laughs with other guests at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Weber, a financial adviser at Hefren-Tillotson, serves as the president of the Penn State New Kensington Advisory Board.

Leader Launch 2019 Danielle Richardson

Danielle Richardson, class of 2017, speaks to student attendees of Penn State New Kensington's Leader Launch conference. The event, organized by the campus' Office of Career Services, is a professional development conference featuring workshops and a networking dinner. Richardson, who is completing a master's degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, led the students through a personality team building activity.

Ruth Herstek and Sean Bridgen

Ruth Herstek, left, walks with Sean Bridgen, associate director for academic advising, at Penn State New Kensington. Bridgen helped nominate Herstek, assistant coordinator for academic and student success, for the 2018 Outstanding New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Ruth Herstek with student

Ruth Herstek, assistant coordinator for academic and student success at Penn State New Kensington, advises a student in the campus Academic and Career Success Center. On her desk sits a framed certificate of merit from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Herstek, who was an adult learner and Penn State graduate, was one of 11 recipients of NACADA's 2018 Outstanding New Advisor award for those with academic advising as their primary role.

Joseph Cuiffi

Joseph Cuiffi, Penn State alumnus and current assistant teaching professor and program coordinator of electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) at Penn State New Kensington. Cuiffi is leading a CESMII grant-funded project team working on creating a smart manufacturing educational toolkit and curriculum that will be utilized in his classes and for external industry workforce development. Building upon a machine already being developed by MIT and consulting with Arconic for industry expertise, Cuiffi will introduce the toolkit in an educational setting with EMET and business students in an integrated spring 2019 class, but the project has potential to go beyond a classroom for industry workforce development.

Joseph Cuiffi

Joseph Cuiffi, Penn State alumnus and current assistant teaching professor and program coordinator of electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) at Penn State New Kensington. Cuiffi is leading a CESMII grant-funded project team working on creating a smart manufacturing educational toolkit and curriculum that will be utilized in his classes and for external industry workforce development. Building upon a machine already being developed by MIT and consulting with Arconic for industry expertise, Cuiffi will introduce the toolkit in an educational setting with EMET and business students in an integrated spring 2019 class, but the project has potential to go beyond a classroom for industry workforce development.

Kevin Snider and Joseph Cuiffi at Penn State New Kensington

Kevin Snider, left, chancellor of Penn State New Kensington, speaks with Joseph Cuiffi, assistant teaching professor and program coordinator of electro-mechanical engineering technology. Cuiffi is leading a grant-funded project team working on creating a smart manufacturing educational toolkit and curriculum that will be utilized in his classes and for external industry workforce development. The project comes during Snider's ongoing discussions about the importance of creating an awareness of the Industry 4.0 mindset for students, as well as business and industry.

Joseph Cuiffi leading CESMII grant-funded team

Joseph Cuiffi, Penn State alumnus and current assistant teaching professor and program coordinator of electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) at Penn State New Kensington, works in a campus lab. Cuiffi is leading a CESMII grant-funded project team working on creating a smart manufacturing educational toolkit and curriculum that will be utilized in his classes and for external industry workforce development. Building upon a machine already being developed by MIT and consulting with Arconic for industry expertise, Cuiffi will introduce the toolkit in an educational setting with EMET and business students in an integrated spring 2019 class, but the project has potential to go beyond a classroom for industry workforce development.

Penn State young alumni panel at New Kensington's 2018 Leader Launch

Six Penn State alumni spoke to Penn State New Kensington students during a young alumni panel at the 2018 Leader Launch event on Feb. 2 at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Organized by the campus' Academic and Career Success Center, Leader Launch provides students and recent alumni with workshops focused on career advice, networking, dinner etiquette and more. Pictured from left to right: Jack Ramsey, Ryan Enoch, Roya Fashandi, Perry Nickleach, Michael Palumbo and Danielle Richardson.