Penn State Great Valley is one of six campuses to receive a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State Initiative. The grant will establish the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship which will open this fall.
Leo Daiuto joins Penn State Great Valley as the campus' entrepreneur-in-residence. With an background in computer science, Daiuto has started two technology-based businesses and will help the campus grow the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship.
For more than a decade, Jay Kovacs, an alumnus of the Graduate School at Penn State, has managed and collaborated with engineers and scientists on the development of Earth-observing spacecraft, deep space missions to investigate scientific theories about the universe, and scientific missions to study the moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, and the sun.
The Penn State Alumni Association honored 24 outstanding alumni in October with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. Watch their acceptance speech videos online, and hear how graduating from Penn State impacted the honorees’ lives and careers.
Before the football game on Nov. 5, Penn State Great Valley students Carolina Aceto and Tahseen Firoz walked onto the field at Beaver Stadium to be recognized for their service in the Marine Corps. Donning Military Appreciation Day T-shirts, they joined Penn State veterans from all branches of the United States military in holding a giant American flag across the end zone as the opening bars of the national anthem rang out.
After noticing a disconnect between the large local living economy of Philadelphia and its poverty rate, Penn State Great Valley faculty member Barrie Litzky decided to examine the idea of entrepreneurship as a vehicle for reducing hardship. She will present her research to the public at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, on the Penn State Great Valley campus.