Penn State engineering cuts the ribbon at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

On Friday, Sept. 26, graduate engineering faculty, joined by new Chancellor Craig Edelbrock, students, friends, alumni and the Nittany Lion cut the Penn State blue ribbon marking the grand opening of the Philadelphia Navy Yard location. The newly remodeled Building 100 Innovation Center is now home to Penn State’s graduate systems and software engineering programs, which also are offered at the Malvern campus. The programs cater to working adults by offering flexible scheduling, online advising and books delivered right to class.

Penn State University and its Applied Research Lab are major partners in The Navy Yard Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), which is helping to re-establish The Philadelphia Navy Yard as a major center of economic activity. "We are thrilled to be a part of the exciting things that are taking place at The Philadelphia Navy Yard," said James Nemes, engineering division head. "The location allows us to offer our programs to technical professionals employed throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware."

Guests shared stories of the latest engineering accomplishments, while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the Building 100 porch. One lucky attendee won two tickets to the Nov. 22 Penn State football game vs. Michigan State.

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Last Updated January 21, 2013