Joseph Cuiffi

Joe Cuiffi 2019 New Kensington Teaching Award Winner

Kevin Snider (left), chancellor of Penn State New Kensington, presents Joseph Cuiffi (right) with the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award (full-time) at the Celebration of Excellence Awards ceremony on April 26. Cuiffi is program coordinator and assistant teaching professor of electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) at the campus.

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.