Penn State News - Outreach

Penn State team uses AI to find shortest path to graduation

A team of seven undergraduates were awarded $30,000 in September from the Nittany AI Alliance to further develop LionPlanner, an application that is designed to provide a solution to many undergraduate woes — finding the shortest path to graduation. Christina Warren from the College of Arts and Architecture; and Michael Roos, Benjamin Proto, Thanh Tran, Quinn Verbeke, Mathew Mancini, Dylan Shoemaker, and faculty adviser Wang-Chien Lee from the College of Engineering, developed LionPlanner as part of the 2018 Nittany AI Challenge.
Posted: October 11, 2018, 8:24 pm

Mary Ellen Litzinger among honorees at Penn State appreciation dinner

Mary Ellen Litzinger, Craig Weidemann, and Penn State World Campus alumni Beth Berna and Michael Bach will be honored at the 2018 Penn State Outreach and Online Education Appreciation Dinner, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Posted: October 9, 2018, 3:35 pm

New Kensington campus to host youth panel town hall

Penn State New Kensington will host a youth panel town hall meeting to discuss building stronger, inclusive and welcoming communities on Oct. 16. "The Hearts and Minds of Our Youth" will be moderated by New Kensington alumnae and staff member Yasmin Ray.
Posted: October 8, 2018, 5:42 pm

U.S. House candidates speak with WPSU in series of interviews to air in October

WPSU will air a series of interviews featuring the Democratic and Republican candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives in three central Pennsylvania districts beginning Oct. 11.
Posted: October 8, 2018, 2:05 pm

New Kensington community takes collaborative action for a sustainable future

Sustainability and resilience a focus for New Kensington with help of Penn State New Kensington, WPPSEF and partners.
Posted: October 2, 2018, 6:22 pm

'Democracy Works' wins People’s Choice Podcast Award

"Democracy Works" won best podcast in the Government and Organizations category in the 14th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.
Posted: October 1, 2018, 4:12 pm

Call for nominations for Penn State Faculty Outreach Awards

Penn State Outreach and Online Education, in partnership with the Penn State Faculty Senate and the Student Engagement Network, invite faculty and staff to submit nominations for three University awards: The Faculty Outreach Award, Community Engagement and Scholarship Award, and the Emerging Faculty Outreach Award. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 21.
Posted: September 26, 2018, 2:32 pm

Penn State SBDC to host cybersecurity workshop for small businesses

The Penn State Small Business Development Center will offer Cybersecurity for Small Businesses from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the Penn State SBDC, Suite 243, 200 Innovation Boulevard in State College. An array of speakers will present new and emerging threats to small businesses.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:15 pm

WPSU to address opioid addiction, recovery with special programming

WPSU will air special programming beginning Sept. 20 that aims to bring awareness and provide resources for individuals struggling with opioid addiction.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 1:00 pm

Proposals sought for Student Engagement Expo on Oct. 17

The Student Engagement Network is hosting the second annual Student Engagement Expo in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park on Oct. 17. Individual undergraduate students or student groups participating in engagement experiences are encouraged to submit proposals that support the central theme of the event, "Find Your Why. Start Your Journey."
Posted: September 14, 2018, 2:34 pm


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