Penn State was awarded 10 grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Manufacturing PA initiative. The initiative awarded $2.8 million, across 43 grants in total, and will bring together government, industry, and higher education in holistic collaboration to spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector.
Results are in from a survey distributed by the North Central PA LaunchBox intended to explore the needs of regional businesses as they endure the COVID-19 crisis, with an eye on reopening when possible.
This semester, students in the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program teamed up with local nonprofit, Square One, to address the rising concern of the opioid epidemic in the region and how it is changing the shape of families.
Students in the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology degree program are used to being remote; but perhaps not in the way that the current COVID-19 pandemic has made learning necessary. Recently, students joined in a remote learning meeting with Kristen Schnepp-Giger, a wildlife biologist with the National Wild Turkey Federation, who was appointed to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.
On Oct. 9, Clearfield County, on behalf of the North Central PA LaunchBox and Penn State DuBois, was awarded $725,850 by the Appalachian Regional Commission to develop and strengthen the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.