"The work we do is essential, and the equipment in my wheelhouse is critical in a time like this [COVID-19 pandemic]," said Mike Shtur, field service engineer with GE Healthcare. In this photo, Shtur tends to medical equipment at Allegheny Health Network's Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa. Shtur earned a biomedical engineering technology and electrical engineering technology associate degrees from Penn State New Kensington.
Cory Norton, 2017 Penn State alumnus from the New Kensington campus, sits near hospital equipment at Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, PA. Norton is one of three biomedical engineering technologists working through the COVID-19 pandemic at the hospital.
A student examines a patient monitor in a biomedical engineering technology (BET) class at Penn State New Kensington. Students in the specialized, two-year associate degree program learn how to repair and maintain hospital equipment. The ABET-accredited program is the only one in the Penn State system and one of only several in the nation.
Alumni of Penn State Kew Kensington’s biomedical engineering technology program are helping keep vital healthcare equipment working and hospitals running across Pennsylvania and the nation during a critical time. "“Hospitals would not be able to function without us, and it is rewarding work,” said one program alum.
A presentation screen shows how Henry Maier, president and CEO of FedEx Ground, defines innovation. The presentation was given to a group of students, faculty and staff from Penn State New Kensington who visited the company's fully automated North Pittsburgh Ground Station.
Henry Maier, president and CEO of FedEx Ground, speaks to Penn State New Kensington faculty, staff and students during their visit to the company's North Pittsburgh Ground Station in Zelienople, Pa. Maier's talk focused on the importance of innovation throughout the company's history.
Faculty, staff and students from Penn State New Kensington take time for a group photo during a visit to FedEx Ground's North Pittsburgh Ground Station in Zelienople, Pa. The visit to the fully automated station aimed to show how innovation, technology and other skills are used and valued by a large company.
Faculty, staff and students from Penn State New Kensington listen to a presentation about innovation at FedEx Ground. The site visit to the company's fully automated North Pittsburgh Station aimed to show attendees how innovation, technology and other skills are valued and used by companies.