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August 11 2016

Harter appointed interim director of Penn State Center for Medical Innovation

Kevin Harter has been appointed interim director of the Penn State Center for Medical Innovation and will lead its development and launch over the next year.

August 03 2016

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox announces second round of grant recipients

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox awards 16 more projects micro grants.

August 02 2016

State College named one of 15 best U.S. cities for entrepreneurs

State College has been named one of the “15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch” by Entrepreneur magazine, citing the town’s “promising unemployment rate and business growth rate” and proximity to Penn State’s University Park campus. The University recently redoubled its commitment to entrepreneurship when it launched Invent Penn State, President Eric Barron’s initiative to drive job creation, economic development and student career success throughout the Commonwealth, in January 2015.

July 21 2016

Penn State Behrend opens Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center

Penn State Behrend’s $16.5 million, 60,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center advances the college’s “open lab” model of learning: It co-locates students and faculty experts in the School of Engineering with business and industry partners who want to collaborate on research and manufacturing projects.

July 20 2016

Student drums up new business venture

Mechanical engineering technology is Allan Fausnaught’s major. But music is his passion, and it has driven him to combine his affinity for working with his hands and his entrepreneurial spirit into a business –Woodland Percussions – creating handcrafted drums.

July 19 2016

Penn State student gives back to the campus that inspired him

Former Penn State Lehigh Valley student created an education foundation to benefit students from the campus.

July 18 2016

Penn State Smeal exposes scientists to business, entrepreneurship expertise

A week of executive-style business classes led by Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty recently exposed 22 life science doctoral and post-doctoral students at Penn State to the entrepreneurial possibilities of their research.

July 12 2016

Morgan Advanced Materials partners with Penn State to establish R&D facility

Morgan Advanced Materials, a U.K.-based global leader in engineered carbon and ceramic materials, announced a partnership with Penn State today that includes establishing the company’s first U.S.-based center of excellence research and development facility at Innovation Park at Penn State.

June 22 2016

New Kensington campus honored with award from city of New Kensington

From AKEG to WEDIG, community development has been the cornerstone of Chancellor Kevin Snider’s eight-year tenure as the head of Penn State New Kensington. The efforts were recognized recently with a “Points of Light” award from the city of New Kensington.