Penn State IT awarded the 2019 Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) Advantage Contributors Institutional Leadership Award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Institute in San Diego on May 23, 2019. Pictured (left to right): Tony Anderson, Penn State learning tools and learning management system manager, TLT director of operations Terry O’Heron, and learning tools project manager Kristen Lytle at the IMS Global Learning Impact Institute in San Diego.
Penn State New Kensington students, staff and faculty, along with members of the local community, enjoyed a performance by Barynya, a world-renowned Russian dance, music and song ensemble, on Nov. 7. The group has performed in many prestigious cultural venues across the U.S. and world and was featured on NBC's "Superstars of Dance." The performance was part of the campus' Country of Focus program, which aims to provide students an opportunity to learn more about international culture and becoming world citizens.
A delegation from three Pittsburgh-area Penn State campuses — including Beaver, Greater Allegheny and New Kensington — will visit two universities in Europe this summer to foster global partnerships and expand the Experiential Digital Global Engagement, or EDGE, program.
A delegation from Penn State's western campuses stopped at the Catholic University in Lille, France. Pictured here, left to right, are: Céline Blondeau, vice dean of management, economics, and sciences at Catho Lille; Bernice Cerasaro, assistant teaching professor in business at Penn State Greater Allegheny; Yang Xu, associate professor of business at Penn State New Kensington; Dan Smith, assistant teaching professor of business at Penn State Beaver; and Véronique Flambard, rising vice dean at Catho, Lille.
Sherveen Karbasiafshar is a biology student at Penn State. He, along with five other undergraduates, created HemoGO — a smartphone application designed to assist people who want to check their complete blood count on the go. HemoGO is one of six Penn State student startups working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program to compete for a pool of $30,000 in the annual Inc.U competition show “The Investment,” airing at 8 p.m. May 24 on WPSU.
Steve Flanagan, Sherveen Karbasiafshar, James Frazier and Mathew Chen created HemoGo. HemoGo is one of six Penn State student teams competing for $30,000 in funding on "The Investment" airing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, on WPSU.
The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
Like Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Elsinore Castle in Denmark, a team of business students from Penn State New Kensington faced a conundrum Oct. 26 at the PricewaterhouseCoopers' Challenge Case Competition at Penn State University Park.