Category: Education
Jan 10

Can robots reboot construction sites?

Penn State researchers are preparing robots for the dynamic, open-air challenges of the construction site. The goal is to improve safety and solve a labor shortage, but first they need to make it easier for workers and robots to communicate.

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Oct 15

Get inspired at this higher-education hidden gem

Reading's Alvernia University has taken a remarkable journey from Catholic orphanage to groundbreaking educational institution. From helping local high schoolers access college to hosting interfaith exchanges to running an organic farm, students at the Berks County college are taught to give back, collaborate, and connect with the surrounding community.

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May 14

A floating field trip on the Mon River

This year, hundreds of students from the area will climb aboard Explorer, an amazing interactive classroom that also happens to be a boat. In addition to conducting experiments and observing wildlife, the kids will learn about the history of the Mon and how to be better stewards of the river.

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Oct 4

Getting hands-on in Hanover

A groundbreaking program at Hanover High School gives students the inspiration and experience they need to step right into real-world careers in manufacturing. It's a holistic approach to vocational education, and one state officials are hoping can be replicated across Pennsylvania.

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Apr 17

Up in the Valley

Like many Pennsylvania regions, the Greater Susquehanna Valley is working hard to attract and retain companies and talent. Thanks to a robust young professionals organization, a dedicated economic development community, stellar higher ed institutions, cool towns and fun breweries, they're on their way. Join us on May 17 in Mifflinburg for Gather Up: Susquehanna Valley, a networking event and celebration of the region.

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