Higher Ed

Apr 13

A grassroots movement in Berks County gets critical gear to workers

A group of concerned citizens got together to figure out how they could help protect essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and The Berks PPE Resource Network was born. Now universities, hobbyists, nonprofits, businesses, and arts organizations are working round the clock, using technology to 3D-print face shields. Find out how you can help.

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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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