Penn State News - Outreach

Center for Online Innovation in Learning announces spring 2017 grant recipients

The Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State has announced it will fund four new projects through its Research Initiation Grant Program. The goal of the COIL grant program is to provide seed money for Penn State researchers to gather preliminary evidence to pursue external funding for larger studies that enhance teaching and learning through online innovation.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 6:52 pm

Scanlon’s research reinforces girls’ choice of engineering careers

Thanks to the curiosity of a Penn State Berks faculty member and support from 10 Penn State Berks female engineering majors, nearly 60 middle school girls discovered not only the possibility of becoming engineers, but also gained the confidence to choose this career traditionally dominated by men.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 1:32 pm

Data analytics student brings century-old data to life, wins global contest

When Heather Myers registered for a data visualization course this past spring, she anticipated learning techniques and tools to depict large amounts of data. Little did she know she would receive global recognition from Tableau, a leader in business intelligence and analytics software. Her interactive map of Pennsylvania depicting the value of farms and amounts of livestock provides users with a glimpse into agricultural life in 1850.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 12:50 pm

Artist, entrepreneur and Penn State SBDC client to participate in Arts Festival

James Byrnes is an artist, entrepreneur and Penn State SBDC client. He sells his work through his website, as well as in shops, galleries and at festivals. This year, Byrnes was accepted to participate in the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, a juried art show taking place July 13-16 on the Penn State University Park campus and downtown State College.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 7:36 pm

Nursing student Kiernan Riley awarded University grant to continue research

Kiernan Riley, a senior honor’s nursing student at Penn State Worthington Scranton, was awarded a Penn State Student Engagement Network grant to study the effects of a teaching intervention about organ donation on high school students’ attitudes and intent to register as organ donors when applying for drivers’ licenses.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 1:45 pm

Penn State film camp to welcome high school students for 15th year

The Penn State Film Camp will provide high school students the chance to gain hands-on experience in film and video production when it welcomes campers to the University Park campus July 9-14.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 1:00 pm

Grant to help nursing student pursue engaged learning experience

Kalei Kowalchik, a sophomore honor’s nursing major at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been awarded a Penn State Student Engagement Network grant to pursue an engaged learning experience with the Visiting Nurses Association Home Health and Hospice of Lackawanna County.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 1:09 pm

Adult learner fulfills lifelong goal, shares experiences through online program

Christine Stallard, an adult learner in her 60s, fulfilled a nearly four-decades-long dream of obtaining a bachelor's degree through the online Energy and Sustainability Policy program.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 1:32 pm

Penn State SBDC created jobs, added millions in economic development in 2016

The Penn State Small Business Development Center secured $8.6 million in financing, drove an increase in sales of more than $5 million for clients, and helped to save or create more than 200 jobs in Centre and Mifflin counties in 2016.
Posted: June 6, 2017, 7:48 pm

Barron to discuss science’s impact on kids during WPSU’s ‘Digging Deeper’

President Eric J. Barron’s monthly show, “Digger Deeper,” will air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on May 21 on WPSU-TV. This month’s show will focus on the impact a Penn State summer camp can have on middle school students’ attitudes toward science.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 1:00 pm


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