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.
Backed by the resources of Invent Penn State’s statewide network of innovation hubs, Penn State New Kensington is partnering with Westmoreland County and the city of New Kensington to revive the community through research, education and entrepreneurship.
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.