"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.
William Doan - Penn State Laureate for the 2019–20 academic year, professor of theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture, and artist-in-residence in the College of Nursing - explains "The Anxiety Project." Doan will bring his work to Penn State New Kensington on March 17.
Dalynn Park, pictured left, works on a piece of hospital equipment in the biomedical engineering technology (BET) lab at Penn State New Kensignton with Trey Peters. Park, who is finishing her last year in the BET program, was named the 2020 recipient of the Frederick J. Berger Award from Tau Alpha Pi, the national honor society for engineering technology.
Penn State THON students reveal the 2019 fundraising total of $10,621,683.76. THON, the world's largest student-run philanthropy, has raised more than $157 million for children and families affected by childhood cancer. The Penn State New Kensington THON team raised more than $27,000 for the total, which allowed the team to break into the Top 10 fundraising Commonwealth Campuses.
A young child sits on a man's shoulders during THON 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The annual event has raised more than $157 million for Four Diamonds, an organization that aids children and families affected by childhood cancer.