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Want to start a new business? Timing is everything

The Penn State Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop for entrepreneurs who want to kick off the new year with a new venture. “The First Step of Starting a Business” will be held Jan. 10, 2017, at Innovation Park.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 9:28 pm

Department of Justice grant to develop Pennsylvania SAFE-T Center

A new Penn State project will use telemedicine technology to enhance access to sexual assault forensic exams in underserved populations.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 4:42 pm

Experiential learning helps students discover 'grande passion'

Pete Allison, associate professor for the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and Shaver’s Creek at Penn State, recently discussed the concept of experiential learning at the annual Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In the conference keynote, Allison discussed the importance of educating for the “grande passion,” a powerful, internal motivation to learn and pursue one’s interests.
Posted: December 6, 2016, 3:32 pm

The role of automotive technologies to be discussed at Penn State conference

The future of automotive technologies and its impact on safety and congestion will be among several topics discussed at the Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference, set for Dec. 7 to 9 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The conference will welcome approximately 600 transportation experts and professionals from Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and throughout the county to collaborate and share best practices.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 2:00 pm

President Barron, experts to discuss cybersecurity on WPSU’s 'Digging Deeper'

The security risks and dangers posed by advancing smart and cloud-based technologies and how consumers can best protect themselves will be discussed by cybersecurity and technology experts during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Digging Deeper.” The show will premiere at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 on WPSU-TV.
Posted: November 30, 2016, 2:00 pm

New Penn State master’s of applied demography is first of its kind

Penn State is accepting applications for the country’s first graduate degree in applied demography, which will be offered fully online through Penn State World Campus.
Posted: November 21, 2016, 12:13 pm

Zeman named director of new Student Engagement Network

Mike Zeman, former director for Science Outreach in the Eberly College of Science, has been named director of the new Student Engagement Network. The network will work to connect students with a variety of experiences, including undergraduate research, study abroad, study away, community-based learning, service learning, internships, capstone experiences, and co-curricular engagement with social and service organizations.
Posted: November 16, 2016, 1:20 pm

Penn State World Campus recognized as top online school for military students

Penn State World Campus has once again been recognized as a top provider of online education for military and veteran students.
Posted: November 11, 2016, 7:36 pm

Project explores how virtual reality can help students learn

Penn State researchers are offering prototype versions of immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) lessons in three courses this fall and spring to engage students in the advantages and promises that such learning offers.
Posted: November 8, 2016, 8:12 pm

IBM Watson to join 600 student hackers at HackPSU event Nov. 12-13

The Penn State EdTech Network and the Center for Online Innovation in Learning will welcome nearly 600 student hackers to University Park for HackPSU. The 24-hour hackathon and kick-off event for Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State will be held Nov. 12-13 in the Business Building. The event is free and open to all undergraduate students from all universities.
Posted: November 8, 2016, 1:25 pm

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