Thanks to the efforts of a recent graduate from the College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State is preparing to launch a pilot program where approved students can identify and report cyber vulnerabilities.
A new undergraduate certificate program offered by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will give students interested in agricultural stewardship an opportunity for classroom and hands-on learning in the sustainability of agricultural soil and water resources. The Agricultural Stewardship and Conservation Certificate program will provide critical coursework and practical experience that will help make students marketable for jobs in the public and private sector.
Three core courses required for students enrolled in the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) are now available to all Penn State campuses through the Digital Learning Cooperative, an administrative system that assists campuses and colleges in the sharing of online, hybrid and video courses.
For Barbara Yener, director of the new Penn State Smeal College of Business online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting, the first class in the program is akin to a course on language. Financial Accounting (MBADM 811), which begins in August, teaches students the language of business, Yener said.
Through his involvement with the President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity at Penn State, Damian Salonick learned that the commission wanted to improve the digital presence of all the LGBTQ organizations at Penn State. With several organizations and events serving their community, they needed a central hub to reach faculty, staff and students. It was a serendipitous moment for the College of Information Sciences and Technology senior, who was looking for such a problem to solve for a class project.
A course examining the history of Penn State from its founding as the Farmers' High School in 1855 to its evolution as one of the nation's leading research universities will be offered for the first time this fall.
Researchers at Penn State have been awarded a three-year, $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the impacts that industry-sponsored projects have on students’ design performance, and their engagement with the projects and in cornerstone courses. Researchers will use that information to develop an assessment tool to use in project-based learning settings.
"Photo 100 – Best of Class,” an art gallery photography exhibit prepared in collaboration with students in Photo 100, will be on display in the Friedman Art Gallery at Penn State Wilkes-Barre through the end of August. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
This semester Alison Gernand’s Community Nutrition class participated in the Backpack Program of the Centre County YMCA, which provides backpacks of food for the weekend to children that are on free/reduced lunch and low-income families.
Do you ever wonder how much rain or snow falls during a storm? Measuring a storm’s total precipitation is a very challenging task, and, each year, a group of meteorology students gets to learn just how many factors are involved through a hands-on project that lets them design and build their own rain gauges.