The grand prize winner of $50,000 in this year’s BIG Idea contest was Sarah Boyer and the team at her company, Antria, from Indiana, Pennsylvania. Antira has developed patented stem cell therapies that target wound care applications. The North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois once again joined Ben Franklin technology Partners in bringing the BIG Idea Contest to the region.
Penn State DuBois invites all members of the community to share Penn State pride, support the University, and have some fun by participating in the inaugural Roar and Run: Best of the West Virtual 5K Challenge. Beginning on Friday, November 27, the western Penn State Commonwealth Campuses will compete to see which community can raise the most support for priority campus initiatives.
Penn State released preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Nov. 13 to 19 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Nov. 20). The University Park campus received 164 positive on-demand test results and two positive random test results from student testing during the period of Nov. 13 to 19.
Penn State DuBois student athletes have remained dedicated to their training and to their academic success and have continued to work overtime to achieve their goals amid COVID restrictions. Penn State DuBois starts off a new Student Athlete Spotlight Series with Emileigh Syster.
Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with the University's on-demand testing and random testing results from tests administered during the period of Nov. 13 to 15, as well as new University testing results from the prior week. As of Nov. 16 at University Park, there are 273 active student cases, down from 319 at the last update on Nov. 13, and 4,200 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.
With affordable health care coverage becoming increasingly vital in 2020, one Penn State DuBois alumnus is working to bring new options to residents of Pennsylvania. Scott Yeager, letters, arts, and sciences graduate, has helped to launch the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority, known as Pennie.
Nov. 15 is the deadline for businesses in Clearfield County to apply for funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The North Central PA LaunchBox Powered by Penn State DuBois is equipped with an on-site computer lab and knowledgeable staff ready to assist business owners with completing online applications at their Downtown DuBois location.
As positive cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the state and the country, Penn State DuBois is taking measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus in local communities. Full remote learning begins on Nov. 20, allowing students to stay home following the Thanksgiving break and through the holiday season.
Businesses applying for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, are now able to receive help completing and filing their application at the North Central PA LaunchBox, 2 East Long Avenue, Suite 120, in DuBois.