First episode of Big Ten Network's 'Global Penn State' show now online

University Park, Pa. -- The first episode of "Global Penn State," a half-hour show on the Big Ten Network that showcases service-learning projects by Penn State students and faculty, is now available online.

The episode takes viewers to Kenya, where three groups of engineering students apply their education by tackling problems related to health care, unemployment, nutrition and renewable energy in marginalized communities while also providing Kenyans with economic opportunities. Penn State student-led projects Mashavu, WishVast and Essential Design build upon Penn State's threefold mission of teaching, research and service and extend relationships with host universities in the African nation.

"The programs featured in Kenya epitomize the integration of our tripartite mission of teaching, research and service, but in a global context. Penn State is committed to preparing students who would be actively engaged in tackling some of the global challenges of our time," said Michael Adewumi, vice provost for Global Programs.

Watch the episode, which is 21-1/2 minutes in length without commercial interruption, here. Read about the episode in more detail here.

Future Global Penn State programs will feature Penn State student and faculty research, projects and partnerships from all corners of the world. The series is produced for the Big Ten Network by the Offices of University Relations and Global Programs and Penn State Public Television.

Visit the "Global Penn State" website at http://www.globaltv.psu.edu/ online.

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Last Updated January 18, 2011