This Philadelphia university is pioneering a program in Peace Engineering, the first of its kind in the United States. The emerging field mashes up engineering and applied sciences with the social sciences to mitigate conflicts across the globe and in Drexel's local community.
This program is working hard to help businesses grow and stay in York. The Center features both an incubator and a raft of student-centric services that look to boost the next generation of startup leaders.
Thanks to technology, students across nine counties will be able to access in-person classes -- and the opportunities that come with postsecondary education -- via the new Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania. The goal is to boost the area economically by preparing locals for the jobs of the future.
At these Pennsylvania institutions, students go to college not to drink beer, but to learn how to make it. They're positioning themselves for jobs in a booming craft brewing industry that contributed $4.5 billion to the state's economy in 2014.
At LaunchBayC, passionate young people spend the summer honing their entrepreneurial vision free from grades and benchmarks. This Lehigh University program has transformed an old Bethlehem Steel facility into a hotbed for 21st century innovation.
This small liberal arts school has earned a national reputation by pushing students to tackle diverse course loads and solve real-world problems. Whether they're directing a play, spending a summer doing research or designing a social media strategy for a local shop, these young people are forced to think big.
Like humans, companies start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established enterprise. We take a look at that process via four Philly companies.
Innovation Works' 412Build aims to spark a love of all things STEM in high-school students. The intensive program features instruction in high-tech equipment, entrepreneurship and design, along with a community-based project.