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Red brick building in New Kensington

Retrofitting roofs in Pennsylvania's 'Rust Belt'

Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering, was awarded a $25,000 grant from Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment to design and test a new roofing composite. The project is part of a cross-institutional, multidisciplinary initiative led by Penn State New Kensington’s Corner Launchbox focused on refreshing the community’s image and economy.
Dr. Adrian Tan speaks to group at Corner CON 2018

June Idea TestLab invites entrepreneurs in New Kensington area to explore ideas

An Idea TestLab workshop series is being offered in June at Penn State New Kensington's entrepreneurial center, The Corner.
Joseph Cuiffi wiring conveyor belt in lab

Reimagining manufacturing: Penn State campus paving way for industry's future

A Penn State New Kensington-led partnership including MIT and Arconic has been awarded one of 10 Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute grants to study smart manufacturing initiatives throughout the United States.

Student entrepreneurs compete for $30,000 in funding on 'The Investment'

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.
Raven Brunner and Shannon Josefoski

Putting Penn State values into practice

Two Penn State New Kensington graduates commit to be AmeriCorps VISTA members after commencement.
Raven Brunner and Shannon Josefoski

Raven Brunner and Shannon Josefoski

Raven Brunner, left, and Shannon Josefoski, right, spring 2018 Penn State graduates from Penn State New Kensington, have committed to the AmeriCorps VISTA program following commencement. Brunner will be a tutor with the Great Oaks Charter Schools in Newark, New Jersey. Josefoski will work in development with the College Mentors for Kids program in Indianapolis, Indiana. Josefoski also became the campus's first student to graduate with the civic and community engagement minor.

Social space at The Corner entrepreneurial center

May programming planned at The Corner entrepreneurial center in New Kensington

Members of the campus and community are invited to attend upcoming programming planned at Penn State New Kensington’s entrepreneurial center, The Corner. The events are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. Programs are held at The Corner, located at 701 Fifth Avenue in downtown New Kensington.
Bilge Civi next to poster

Articulation agreements -Bilge Civi at New Kensington

Penn State New Kensington student Bilge Civi presented her research in biobehavioral health at the campus' Undergraduate Research and Creative Exposition on April 10. Civi, who came from Turkey to learn English in the United States at a community college, had planned to stay in the country for only six months. Instead, is pursuing her bachelor's degree at Penn State and hopes to become a university professor someday.

Marcella Moore with clipboard

Articulation agreements - Marcella Moore at New Kensington

New Kensington student Marcella Moore explains a survey collection process to her classmate at UPMC St. Margaret’s New Kensington Family Health Center. The project was part of her BBH 411 class in the spring 2018 semester.