Academics

Mike Shtur - NK Biomedical Engineering Alumnus

"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 - New Kensington BET Alumnus

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.

New Kensington biomedical engineering alums help keep hospitals running

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.

Penn State plans to resume on-campus work and learning in fall semester

Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.

Corner Launchbox hosts upcoming virtual events

University and public communities are invited to register for one-hour workshops to learn more about how hiring and job searching has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to find out how businesses can start planning for reopening safely.

Kaylea Flick - Egli Award Winner

Kaylea Flick, recent Penn State graduate from the New Kensington campus, was recently named as the female recipient of the John S. Egli Outstanding Student-Athlete Award by the Penn State University Athletics Conference (PSUAC).

Portion of New Kensington city block transformed into innovation corridor

In 2019 alone, Corner LaunchBox had 10 accelerator program graduates, supported five new startups anchored in Pennsylvania, and helped create 20 new jobs. More than 900 individuals utilized the facility for a variety of free and low-cost activities, including the 10-week Corner Opportunity accelerator program, an Idea TestLab, small business and entrepreneurship workshops, free legal clinics, weekly information sessions, and networking events.