Penn State Great Valley welcomes Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, who will give an insider's story of this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, "Brilliant," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31, The Conference Center, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern. The evening will highlight the inspiring and urbane design of 21st century London as presented in the exhibit opening March 2. This is a free event, but registration is limited. For more information or to register visit http://www.sgps.psu.edu/brilliant/default.ashx.
Penn State engineering and visual arts faculty and staff will discuss their work on developing origami structures that fold to achieve artistic creations and applications for solving engineering problems as Penn State Great Valley presents “Folding it Together: Art and Engineering-based Active Origami,” 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, The Conference Center, Penn State Great Valley, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern.
Kathryn Jablokow, associate professor, mechanical engineering and engineering design at Penn State Great Valley, has been appointed the principal investigator for two grants recently awarded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Engineering Directorate through the Engineering Education Program
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies as one of the top producers of Fulbright awards in the Master’s Institutions category for 2013-14.
Penn State Great Valley has been chosen as one of Penn State’s five campuses to receive funding from the Reinvention Fund, an internal grant program intended to improve and expand sustainability efforts across the institution.
Through the Reinvention Fund, the Sustainability Institute’s internal grant program, Penn State has invested more than $875,000 in collaborative projects intended to improve and expand sustainability efforts across the institution. Faculty/staff teams have received $773,485, and an additional $102,884 was dedicated to support proposals submitted by student teams.
Emil Milan (1922-1985), a somewhat forgotten but highly influential 20th century American studio worker, is getting more attention since Penn State Great Valley opened the first public exhibit of his work, "Emil Milan: Midcentury Designer Craftsman," earlier this summer.