Penn State News - Outreach

Penn State Bookstore awards fourth round of grants

The Penn State Bookstore, which is operated by Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. company, has awarded its fourth round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University.
Posted: December 18, 2018, 8:54 pm

Foundation donates additional $121,000 to expand WPSU Science-U @ Home

The EQT Foundation, the charitable arm of Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp., has gifted $121,350 to WPSU Penn State for further development and expansion of its Science-U @ Home multiplatform programming. Science-U @ Home presents brief television segments, two-minute online educational videos, and do-it-yourself experiments for teachers, parents and children that build on curriculum delivered by the Eberly College of Science at Penn State Science-U summer camps.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:07 pm

2019 Nittany AI Challenge offers grant opportunities totaling $50,000

Penn State students have the opportunity to create solutions to real world problems and gain hands-on experience with artificial intelligence technology and AI experts during the 2019 Nittany AI Challenge. Participating teams can compete for grant awards totaling $50,000. Proposals are due Jan. 29, 2019.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 4:42 pm

Venancio Ybarra: Innovating online learning

The Alumni Spotlight is a monthly feature in Bridges, highlighting College of Education alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This edition features Venancio Ybarra, whose unexpected layoff in the tech field in 2001 led to a career in higher education.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 2:04 pm

Sustainability Expo highlights Penn State’s leadership in engaged scholarship

Nearly 300 Penn State faculty, staff and students along with local community members turned out for the biannual Campus and Community Sustainability Expo on Nov. 29. The expo celebrated students working on 18 projects with the Sustainable Communities Collaborative this fall to provide background research and design ideas for 11 municipal, campus and non-profit community partners.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 11:40 pm

Study Away students experience firsthand look at urban sustainability

Penn State World Campus students Jamie Parke and Yolanda Jackson are experiencing their possible career paths in urban sustainability through Penn State’s Study Away program. The program is facilitated through Penn State’s urban centers in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Study Away is designed to give students a real-world experience in an urban setting prior to their degree completion.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 1:32 pm

Are land-grant universities still 'democracy’s colleges?'

University systems around the country face funding cuts from their respective states and a growing anti-intellectual sentiment from constituents. Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones discusses these issues on the latest episode of the Democracy Works podcast.
Posted: December 3, 2018, 12:03 pm

World Campus Sustainability Club hits second anniversary

Penn State World Campus not only offers a world-class education, it offers a world-class student life experience, too. This December, the World Campus Sustainability Club is celebrating its second anniversary providing online students an opportunity to network and to partner with each other as they brainstorm sustainability projects they can implement in their own communities. Club members showcased their efforts at the first World Campus Leadership Conference earlier this fall.
Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:45 pm

PennTAP's consultants help Pennsylvania greenhouse stay in business

Lakeville Specialty Produce Co. is a one-acre facility in Washingtonville, Pennsylvania, specializing in premium salad greens for restaurants, caterers and consumers. Lakeville was losing its primary heat source for its greenhouse, resulting in costs that could negatively affect the company’s bottom line and the future of its lettuce production. However, the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program at Penn State worked with the Montour County greenhouse to find the resources and funding needed to stay in business.
Posted: November 28, 2018, 7:10 pm

Penn State World Campus recognized as a top military-friendly institution

Penn State World Campus recently has been recognized as a top online school for military students by Military Times, a media organization that serves the military community.
Posted: November 28, 2018, 2:00 pm


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