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Job seeker speaks to potential employer at Alle-Kiski Job Fair

Alle-Kiski Job Fair

A job seeker speaks to a potential employer at the 2017 Alle-Kiski Job Fair at Penn State New Kensington. The 2018 event will return to the campus Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The annual fair is free and open to the public and sponsored by the campus and the PA CareerLink Alle-Kiski office.

Kristal Tucker speaks with another faculty member with robot

Kristal Tucker on Beam robot

Kristal Tucker, assistant professor of biology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, speaks with Penelope Morrison, assistant professor of biobehavioral health (BBH) at Penn State New Kensington, via a Beam telepresence robot. The faculty members were able to acquire two robots to be used for the shared BBH program thanks to a Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) REACH grant. The robots are being used in the classrooms to bridge the distance between campuses during distance learning classes.

BBH students from New Kensington and Greater Allegheny interact via Beam robot

BBH students from New Kensington and Greater Allegheny interact via Beam robot

Sophomore biobehavioral health (BBH) student April Andreozzi, pictured left within the Beam robot, interacts with another BBH student at Penn State Greater Allegheny with the help of the new technology. Andreozzi controls the robot from the New Kensington campus through a laptop computer. The robot enables the shared baccalaureate program to bridge the distance between campuses and increase interactions for students and faculty members.

Kristal Tucker and Penelope Morrison interact via robot

Kristal Tucker and Penelope Morrison interact via robot

Kristal Tucker, pictured left, speaks to Penelope Morrison via a Beam telepresence robot. Morrison, assistant professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State New Kensington, and Tucker, assistant professor of biology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, received the robot through a Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) REACH grant. The robots are being used in the classrooms to bridge the distance between campuses for the shared biobehavioral health program.

Students in class interact with robot

BEAM robot from New Kensington and Greater Allegheny BBH program

Penelope Morrison, assistant professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State New Kensington, interacts with students at the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus via a Beam telepresence robot. The shared biobehavioral health program at the campuses acquired two robots thanks to a grant from Penn State's Teaching and Learning with Technology REACH initiative. Each campus has a robot which allows Morrison and fellow faculty member Kristal Tucker, assistant professor of biology at the Greater Allegheny campus, to "shorten the distance" between distance learning classes.

Penn State New Kensington lion shrine

Penn State New Kensington awarded $75,000 sustainability grant

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund grant will be used for sustainability practices for city of New Kensington
Penn State New Kensington lion shrine

Penn State New Kensington awarded $75,000 grant

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund has awarded Penn State New Kensington $75,000 to aid in incorporating sustainability and best practices to the campus-led Corridor of Innovation and revitalization efforts in the city of New Kensington.
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.
Penn State New Kensington BET students and faculty member stand by lion statue

2018 New Kensington BET program class photo

Brad Klauss, second from right, was one of seven students in the U.S. chosen to receive a 2018 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation scholarship. Klauss, who is anticipated to graduate in August from Penn State New Kensington's biomedical engineering technology (BET) program, is currently completing his required full-time internship. Klauss is joined by his fellow classmates in the 2018 BET cohort and program coordinator Joie Marhefka, far left.

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