Nittany AI Alliance
The Nittany AI Alliance emphasizes digital innovation and student engagement through their program offerings. The Alliance afford students numerous opportunities to work on AI–related projects, to enhance their learning and gain marketable hands-on experience. In 2018, their flagship program, the Nittany AI Challenge, generated 71 proposals and participation from 10 campuses, 16 colleges, 35 departments, 58 faculty, and nearly 200 students.
WPSU bolstered its community engagement efforts with 182 TV productions, 41 programs, and 16,521 participants in 2017–2018. The station executed a major multimedia project focused on how Pennsylvania soldiers, demonstrators, and families experienced the Vietnam War. Programs included a television documentary that aired locally on Pennsylvania PBS affiliates and nationally on the PBS World channel, a two-part audio documentary distributed nationally, and an exhibit of the Traveling Wall that attracted 10,000 visitors.
Professional and Community Engagement
Professional and Community Engagement (PACE), with an emphasis on student/community engagement, lifelong learning, knowledge transfer, and economic development, involved 17,000 students in credit courses through Shaver’s Creek, Conferences and Institutes events, internships, volunteer opportunities, and staffing youth programs. More than 40,000 community members have participated in opportunities such as conferences, Shaver’s Creek programs, professional training, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programming, seminars, and consulting. PACE reached participants in every Pennsylvania county, every state in the U.S., and more than 27 countries.